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UFC fighter Matt Grice is in the intensive care unit at Oklahoma University Presbyterian Hospital Monday morning after he was seriously injured in an car accident.

Grice, 32. was hit from behind while at a red light in Pottawatomie County in Oklahoma, near Oklahoma City and Norman, according to a news report from Oklahoma City's News 9 on Sunday night.

Grice was reported in critical condition and was to undergo brain surgery on Sunday.

The hospital on Monday confirmed Grice as being in the intensive care unit but would not release anymore information.

Grice is an Oklahoma high school wrestling legend. He was a four-time state champion, and three-time most outstanding wrestler in 1998, 1999 and 2000. He was the only person in the history of the wrestling-rich state to accomplish the latter. Grice was one of the most highly recruited wrestlers in the country coming out of high school. He went to the University of Oklahoma, but a series of injuries plagued his career. He debuted in MMA in 2005 and has had two stints with the UFC. He went 1-3 from 2007 to 2009 as a lightweight. He returned in 2011 as a featherweight, and has gone 1-2.

Grice works as a police officer in Oklahoma City besides fighting in the UFC.

In his most recent fight, he lost to Dennis Bermudez at UFC 157 on Feb. 23 in Anaheim, Calif. Grice showed amazing toughness in losing a split decision in what was one of the best fights of 2013.
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How awful! The car that hit him must have been going at a high rate of speed to cause him that much damage. I hope he will be ok.
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Matt Grice remains in critical condition, will undergo more brain scans

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UFC featherweight fighter Matt Grice remains in a medically-induced coma and in the intensive care unit at the University of Oklahoma Presbyterian Hospital on Tuesday.

The fighter, best known for his incredible battle with Dennis Bermudez at UFC 157, is expected to undergo more brain scans, possibly on Tuesday. Grice had emergency brain surgery on Sunday shortly after he was rear-ended while at a red light while driving in Shawnee, Okla. There are some positive signs, in the sense his eye movement is responsive to light and there is brain wave activity, but his condition remains critical.

"The swelling on his brain needed to go down in order to run more brain scans, and that happened last night," said Grice's friend Bryan O'Rourke of the local Battleground MMA promotion. "We won't know more until later today or tomorrow. He's in a medically induced coma until the swelling goes down significantly. They'll try to revive him at that point."

Grice, who has a 15-5 MMA record and was one of the greatest high school wrestlers to ever come out of Oklahoma, is also an Oklahoma City police officer.

According to the report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident took place at about 4 p.m. local time Sunday. Grice, who was off duty and was not wearing a seat belt, was the lone passenger in his jeep and was stopped at a red light in Shawnee, Okla. He was then hit from behind by a car driven by 53-year-old Michael Monroe of Oklahoma City, who said he had been distracted by a passenger in his car. He had two young children in the car, one of which was hospitalized with a head injury and is in good condition. Monroe and the other passenger were not injured. Grice's Jeep hit another Jeep in front of him. There were two passengers in that car, one of which was treated for a neck injury and released that night. The other passenger wasn't injured.

Grice's manager Daniel Rubenstein tweeted that Grice's wife said he was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

O'Rourke said the company's Oct. 26 show at the Thunderbird Casino in Norman, Okla. will be a fundraiser for Grice and his wife Caroline. The couple has two daughters.

Grice had been scheduled to fight Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166 on Oct. 19 in Houston. It would have been his first fight since losing a split decision to Bermudez in what is generally viewed as one of the best MMA fights of the year.
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apparently he is now out of the induced coma and responding to stimulus but I dont think he's actually woken up yet
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apparently he is now out of the induced coma and responding to stimulus but I dont think he's actually woken up yet
He was responding to verbal queues, like giving his family members a thumbs-up.
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