UFC fighter Matt Grice appeared on The MMA Hour radio show with Ariel Helwani yesterday, and frankly it’s remarkable how well he’s doing considering the ordeal he’s gone through since being involved in a life-threatening car accident back in September.
Grice required brain surgery and was left in a coma after being rear-ended by a car while he was waiting at a set of traffic lights in Oklahoma.
In those first few weeks there was a lot of doubt regarding Grice’s future, but thankfully he’s shown the same fighter’s spirit that he showed in the Octagon by making a swift recovery that’s caught even the doctor’s nursing him back to health by surprise.
The 32 year-old is now able to walk and talk, plus after nearly two and a half months in hospital he’s now been allowed to go back home, much to his relief.
That’s not to say he’s made a full recovery yet though – he’s still battling various issues including having part of his skull missing (though scheduled to be reattached in December) and his speech being a little slow and slurred at times, but as you’ll see in the interview below courtesy of MMAfighting.com, given the circumstances he’s doing as well as anyone could have wished for.
Grice also says that his job with the police is still there for him when he’s well enough to return, though the exact role he’d be given would still depend on how his recovery goes, and while it might now work out, he’s even still hoping he could one day return to fighting for the UFC.
Check out the full interview with Grice below.