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UFC's Matt Grice returns to work with Oklahoma Police Department one year after horrific car accident

You can't keep a good man down.


A year after being involved in a horrific car accident in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma -- getting hit from behind by a vehicle driving at 65 miles per hour while stopped at a red light -- Matt Grice is back at work.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight recently returned to his post with the Oklahoma City Police Department according to News9 (via MMA Fighting), after months of intense rehab and a bevy of surgeries.

According to his wife, while Grice isn't ready to be out in the field as a full-time police officer, he is currently doing office work until he is assigned another position.

Listed in critical condition following the accident -- which was the result of a distracted driver -- Grice underwent brain surgery and had part of his skull removed to ease the swelling (see the pic here).

Branded a "walking miracle" by his therapists, Grice pulled through and fought tooth and nail during recovery. As a result, Matt was allowed to go home 10 weeks after the accident.

A month later, he underwent another surgery to have his skull-reattached (see it).

And though Grice -- who last competed inside the Octagon at UFC 157 in February 2013 -- previously stated he would eventually love to return to mixed martial arts (MMA), that is probably the furthest thing from his mind at the moment.

Good news, indeed.

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