According to a Sept. 9 post from MMA Mania, UFC fighter Matt Grice is still sedated after undergoing emergency surgery to relieve brain swelling that resulted from a car wreck in Pottawatomie County, Okla.
Grice's good friend, Daniel Rubenstein, has been tweeting updates every couple hours, to let fight fans know about the UFC star's condition.
"Matt is still sedated. Pupils reacting to light," Rubenstein tweeted. "Another catscan planned for tonight sometime. Matt’s wife went home to be with their girls."
Pupils reacting to light is obviously a good sign, as it means there is at least some brain activity. More updates will come as the night rolls along.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has issued an official statement on Grice's accident and current condition.
"On Sunday, Sept 8th, at approximately 4pm off-duty Officer Matthew Grice (age 32) was involved in a serious multi-car accident in Shawnee, OK (accident investigated by Oklahoma Highway Patrol). The accident left him in critical condition," the report states. "Officer Grice was transported to an Oklahoma City hospital, where his status is currently listed as confidential. The Grice family has asked for privacy as they deal with this sudden and unfortunate situation."
Officer Grice has been with the Oklahoma City Police Department for 5 years, a job he does when he's not competing inside the Octagon.
"Grice, who was off duty, was stopped at a red light at U.S. 177 at 45th Street in Shawnee when he was hit from behind, according to the patrol report. Michael Monroe, 53, of Oklahoma City, said he was distracted by a passenger when he hit the Jeep.... Grice's Jeep hit another Jeep stopped at the red light. That driver, Christopher Seward, 23, of Sparks, was not injured," a report from The Oklahoman states. "His passenger, Keely Seward, 21, of Sparks, was treated for a neck injury at a Shawnee hospital and released, the patrol reports. Monroe was not injured. A passenger in his van, Mason Seale, 8, of Bethany, was taken to OU Medical Center and admitted in good condition with a head injury, the patrol reports. Another passenger, Keandre Bruener, 11, of Oklahoma City, was not injured. Everyone involved in the crash wore a seat belt except Grice."
Fight fans should keep Grice in their thoughts and prayers this evening.