Grice responding to verbal cues

Last week,
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
‘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

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 page, which has already raised over
$20,000 in donations.