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Tuesday, 11/26/2013, 08:52 am

After Near Fatal Car Accident, UFC’s Matt Grice Returns Home Following Two Month Hosptial Stint

Matt Grice has come back from the brink, and is now home. Grice, UFC featherweight and a Oklahoma City police officer was rear-ended by a driver who was going 65 miles-per hour. Grice underwent brain surgery and many were unsure if he would ever be the same after the accident.

Now, he has returned home, and spoke to Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour about his recovery.

“I feel pretty good. I still have the brain injury and stuff, so it’s a little different, a longer road. But, physically, I feel okay. My balance is a little off still with the brain injury. Other than that, I feel pretty good. I was in the hospital for two months and I got to come home a week and half ago to do outpatient rehab. I do rehab in the day and at night I get to go home to my family, it’s awesome.”

Doctors have not ruled out a return to mixed martial arts competition, but Grice simply said he is blessed to be alive. He will face another surgery in December to have his skull returned to its original position.

It is obvious that Grice has something to be thankful for this thanksgiving, the fact that he has his family, his future, and his life.


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