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Matt Grice’s Condition Steadily Improving Following Skull Reattachment Surgery [VIDEO]

Although we bestowed the honor to Robbie Lawler at this year’s Potato Awards, it would be hard to vote against the idea of Matt Grice as “Comeback Fighter of the Year” in retrospect. Grice, who was left in critical condition following a horrific car accident back in September, continues to steadily recover from his traumatic wreck since undergoing successful skull reattachment surgery last month.

Proclaimed “a walking miracle” by his medical team, Grice’s come back from almost certain death is inspiring to say the least, especially following a year that saw Shane Del Rosario and Leandro Souza (among others) suddenly pass away.

Oklahoma City’s News 9 recently sat down for an interview with Grice, and we’ve placed the video above. To hear him speaking so fluently after what he’s been through is simply unbelievable. Check it out, and continue to send Grice your best on Twitter.

-J. Jones


UFC Heavyweight Shane Del Rosario in Critical Condition Following Cardiovascular Collapse

(Photo via Getty.)

Jesus. Less than 24 hours after hearing the story of UFC featherweight Matt Grice’s miraculous recovery from a September car crash that left him in critical condition, it is being reported that UFC heavyweight and Strikeforce veteran Shane Del Rosario has suffered a “full cardiac collapse” and is currently resting in “critically ill” condition in the hospital. Del Rosario’s manager, Jason House, released an official statement earlier today:

Shane had a catastrophic cardiovascular collapse at home on Tuesday morning. He was brought to the hospital in full cardiac arrest. He was resuscitated in the emergency room back to a stable heart rhythm and blood pressure. He is currently in the coronary care unit critically ill. Our prayers are with him and his family.

Del Rosario was scheduled to take on Guto Inocente at UFC 168 until a rib injury forced him out of the contest. It is not known whether the rib injury and cardiovascular collapse are related, but we will keep you updated on Rosario’s condition as information is made available.

CagePotato would like to let the Rosario family know that our thoughts and prayers are with them all in this difficult time. To wish Shane a smooth recovery, head over to his Twitter page.

-J. Jones


UFC Fighter Matt Grice Now Breathing on His Own, Moving Arms and Legs Following Life-Threatening Car Wreck

(Grice gets his arm raised by opponent Dennis Bermudez following their Fight of the Night war at UFC 157. Screen-cap via MMAMount)

We’ve got some good news to report on the health status of UFC featherweight Matt Grice, who was badly injured in a car accident earlier this month. According to UFC Tonight, Grice has begun breathing on his own, showing movement in his arms and legs, responding to verbal cues, and he has even given thumbs-up signals to family members. The 32-year-old Oklahoma City police officer and father of two young daughters has been taken off sedation medication, and doctors also removed his cranial pressure monitor, suggesting that Grice’s condition has stabilized.

On the evening of September 8th, Grice was stopped at a red light in Shawnee, Oklahoma, when another car slammed into him from behind. Grice suffered significant head injuries that required emergency brain surgery. A donation fund set up by his family has already collected over $21,000. If you’d like to chip in a few bucks, go here and do that.


UFC Featherweight Matt Grice In Critical Condition Following Car Crash/Brain Surgery [UPDATED]

(Grice battles with Dennis Bermudez in their all out war at UFC 157. Photo via Getty.) 

Horrific news out of Oklahoma today, as News9 is passing along word that seven-fight UFC veteran and OKC police officer Matt Grice was involved in a serious car accident yesterday that has left the fighter in critical condition:

Officer Matt Grice was off duty and sitting at a red light when another car slammed into the back of his vehicle near Shawnee. He was rushed to OU Medical Center, where he underwent brain surgery Sunday night. 

Currently slated to face TUF 15 veteran Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166 in October, Grice has not fought since dropping a split decision to Dennis Bermudez in one of the best fights of the year (and a FOTN-earning effort) at UFC 157 back in February.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Matt. Here’s hoping you have a full, speedy recovery. We will update you on Grice’s condition (as well as Larsen’s replacement opponent) as information is made available.



CagePotato Open Discussion: What Are the Five Best UFC Fights of 2013 So Far?

So just released the promotion’s “unofficial” picks for the best five fights of 2013 so far (how that fan fight at UFC 161 didn’t make the list is anyone’s guess), which can only mean that the time of great debate is upon us once again. From hottest pornstar girlfriend to favorite non-Rocky fight film of all time, the past couple of weeks have been a veritable hotbed of master-debating here at CP, so we expect you Taters to bring the same hellfire and vitriol to this list as you would any other. Let’s get to the nominees…

5. Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche – UFC 157

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How They Described ItIn the first women’s bout to ever take place in the UFC
Octagon, bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Liz Carmouche made history with style. Yet despite Rousey’s status as the Queen of the sport, Carmouche nearly spoiled the party when she had the champion seconds away from a submission defeat. In the end though, it was Rousey prevailing late in the first round with her trademark armbar.