UFC fighter Matt Grice is in serious condition after he was rear ended while sitting at a red light in Oklahoma. He is being treated at Oklahoma University Presbyterian Hospital. He was scheduled to undergo brain surgery this morning, but no specific information regarding this development has been released. Luckily, Matt’s friend Daniel Rubenstein who is in the hospital with him, posted a Twitter update on his condition. He states “Grice Update: In an ICU room. Vitals stable but still in very serious condition. Docs will MRI/Catscan in AM & determine best course of plan”. Matt Grice is fortunate to have such a great friend.
Matt competed in February, losing by decision to Dennis Bermudez. He may have lost the fight but he won the fans and received fight of the night honors. That fight is now being considered a candidate for best fight of the year 2013. Grice is no amateur, he has a win over Leonard Garcia, who was once considered top 10 in his division. Matt was scheduled to take on Jeremy Larson at UFC 166, but that seems tenuous in light of his current condition. This is a terrible development for a fighter with as much potential as Grice as well as for MMA fans in general. He is a 4-time Oklahoma State Wrestling Champion and he’s won Outstanding Wrestler 3 times, earning him the record. After his senior season, Grice was the most highly recruited wrestler in the nation in his weight class. We would like to wish him well and we ask that you keep him in your thoughts. Stay tuned SciFighters.