UFC fighter Matt Grice has been taken off sedation and is breathing unassisted almost two weeks after he was involved in a serious car accident that left him in a coma with a traumatic brain injury.

It was revealed on the ‘UFC Tonight’ show on FOX Sports 1 last night that Grice has been responding to visual cues, has shown movement in his arms and legs and has even given his family a thumbs up signal since having been taken off of sedation medication.

The 32 year-old had underwent brain surgery the night of the accident in Oklahomo City which occured when a car slammed into his from behind while he was waiting at a red light.

Of course there’s still a long road ahead for Grice and it’s too early to say what the short and long term effects of his injuries may be, but after a long spell in which there seemed to be little improvement in his condition it must be a great relief for his family to see some positive signs at last that he’s getting better.