Grice responding to verbal cues

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FOX Sports Carleton Curtis
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Last week, FOX Sports reported the tragic news of UFC featherweight Matt Grice having been involved in an automobile accident which sent him to an Oklahoma intensive care unit where he underwent emergency brain surgery. The swelling of his brain had since subsided, but Grice remained under sedation, family friend and manager Daniel Rubenstein told FOX Sports.

On Wednesday night's edition of UFC Tonight's "Inside The Octagon", insider Ariel Helwani reported a hopeful update on Grice's condition. Rubenstein confirmed with Helwani today that Grice has officially been taken off his sedation medication and is breathing on his own after removing the cranial pressure monitor from his head, and is now responding to verbal cues.

Helwani's full UFC Tonight report is above, along with additional UFC updates including newly announced Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale headliners, Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez.

To contribute to the Matt Grice Donation Fund and help the full-time police officer and nine-year UFC veteran recover, visit Grice's HopeMob.org page, which has already raised over $20,000 in donations.

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