Matt Grice off sedation medication, responding to verbal cues

 

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Oklahoma City police officer and UFC featherweight Matt Grice was off duty when he was hit from behind at a red light in Pottawatomie County, OK on September 8. The 32-year-old underwent brain surgery that  night at Oklahoma University Presbyterian Hospital. He remains in the ICU in critical condition, but MMA Fighting reports there is some encouraging news.

Grice has been taken off sedation medication and has begun breathing on his own, according to a report on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight.

Doctors removed Grice's cranial pressure monitor, a device used to treat severe traumatic brain injuries, on Tuesday. According to Grice's manager Daniel Rubenstein, the 32-year-old fighter has begun responding to verbal cues, displaying movement in his arms and legs and offering thumbs-up signals to his family.

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Grice is a highly respected both for his profession and for his exciting fighting style. UFC president Dana White said following Grice's latest fight - a Fight of the Night winning split decision loss to Dennis Bermudez at UFC 157 in Feb - that the way to not get cut in the UFC is to fight like Grice.

Grice, who had been scheduled to fight Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166 on October 19, is now in the most important fight of his life. May his enormous strength and courage once again carry him through.

A donation fund set up by Grice's family has thus far raised over $20,000.

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FinestScotch site profile image  

9/19/13 8:45 PM by FinestScotch

Would appear he's turned the proverbial corner. Someone in his physical conditioning, there's almost no way he won't survive this, given the progress he's made. The only question is if he'll ever fight again... I hope for a full recovery for Grice, his fights are always fun to watch. Would love to see him out there again.

Heel Hooker site profile image  

9/19/13 8:27 PM by Heel Hooker

I'm praying for him

Attila site profile image  

9/19/13 7:26 PM by Attila

Fantastic news! That's a very positive sign.

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9/19/13 7:23 PM by caseharts

Awesome. I hope they got who hit him

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9/19/13 7:19 PM by The Last Emperor

Great news! Hope he pulls through.

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9/19/13 12:10 AM by DanTheWolfman

ttt best wishes for him and his family

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9/18/13 11:56 PM by UGCTT_5 for fighting

ttt

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9/18/13 11:45 PM by cfv

Fuck I hope he recovers.

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