UFC featherweight Matt Grice has undergone surgery and remains in serious condition following an overnight car crash in his home state of Oklahoma.
According to news9.com, the 32-year-old was hit from behind at a red light. Grice, a police officer who was off-duty at the time of the accident, was taken to Oklahoma University Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Grice reportedly was scheduled to undergo brain surgery early this morning.
His friend, Daniel Rubenstein, subsequently posted an update.
He tweeted: "Grice Update: In an ICU room. Vitals stable but still in very serious condition. Docs will MRI/Catscan in AM & determine best course of plan."
A hospital representative confirmed with MMAjunkie.com this morning that Grice is in intensive care unit but said she couldn't divulge additional info.
Grice (15-5 MMA, 2-5 UFC) is scheduled to fight Jeremy Larsen (8-4 MMA, 0-2 UFC) next month at UFC 166 but almost assuredly will be replaced on the card.
Grice, a four-time state high school wrestling champion who received a scholarship from the University of Oklahoma, most recently appeared at UFC 157 in February, where he suffered a hard-fought decision loss to Dennis Bermudez. Both competitors won "Fight of the Night" bonuses for the effort.
Grice is 1-2 (2011-present) in his current UFC stint following a 1-3 run in his first (2007-2009).