UFC Featherweight Matt Grice In Critical Condition Following Car Crash

September 9, 2013 9:48 am by Christopher Murphy


UFC featherweight fighter, Matt Grice, has been hospitalized following a serious car accident Sunday night. Grice, who serves as a Oklahoma City police officer, is in critical condition following brain surgery.


By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA

Officer Matt Grice, a UFC featherweight fighter, was hospitalized Sunday night following a serious car accident in which his car was struck from behind while he was stopped at a red light. Grice is now listed in critical condition following brain surgery.

Prior to the accident, Grice (15-5) was set to fight Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166 in October. With just over a month before the fight, the UFC may find Larsen a last-minute replacement.

Grice has made a recent comeback to the UFC. Between 2007 and 2009, Grice fought to a 1-3 record in the organization before returning to the regional circuit. More recently, however, Grice won a unanimous decision against Leonard Garcia at UFC on FX3, and despite losing a split decision to Dennis Bermudez at UFC 157, the Oklahoma City police officer earned ‘Fight of the Night’ honors for the three round battle.

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