In a harrowing interview with Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour, UFC fighter, Matt Grice spoke on behalf of what he was told about an accident that he has no recollection of.
On September 8th, 2013, Grice was struck by a car while stopped at a red light. Grice’s immediate condition was unknown and he status remained tentative for quite some time.
“I woke up, and I didn’t remember being married and I didn’t remember having kids,” Grice told Helwani.
Grice was scheduled to fight Jeremey Larsen at UFC 166 following a ‘Fight of the Night’ performance against Dennis Bermudez.
“One of the nurses in rehab, she was looking at my chart, she said you’re just a walking miracle, reading your chart and talking to you, I can’t even explain how much of a miracle you are to be where you’re at. I’m just blessed by God to be moving like I am.”
A return to the Octagon remains unknown although Grice’s position at the Oklahoma City Police Department remains his to reclaim:
“Police department has been awesome, they’re holding a position for me,” Grice said. “It just depends what kind of work I was going, whether I go to patrol, because I was a patrol officer, or whether I can do some kind of inside work, we’ll have to wait ‘til the skull gets put back in and the doctors tell what I’ll be allowed to do.”
For the full interview transcription visit MMAFighting.com, and I strongly suggest you do.
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