GSP's eye filled with blood, but there's no "serious damage"Posted on May 3, 2011, 06:54 AM by Anton Gurevich
Speaking on MMAWeekly.com Radio, Firas Zahabi (GSP's head trainer) gave an update on Georges St. Pierre's injury, revealing that the UFC Welterweight Champ's left eye is filled with blood, but there's no serious damage such as detached retina. Georges St. Pierre was hit (or poked) in the eye by Jake Shields in Round 3, which resulted in a blurred vision for the rest of the fight. But despite getting injured, the French-Canadian managed to remain in control, leaving the Octagon with a Unanimous Decision victory and his sixth UFC Welterweight title defense:
“The doctors were very worried it was a detached retina because they couldn’t see inside his eye. They flashed the light inside his eye and normally they’re supposed to be able to see inside the eye, but the eye was filled with obstructions. The doctor was saying he couldn’t see inside, so he needed to go to a specialist. Luckily it was just blood in the eye and not the detached retina. This occurred after the swipe to the face.
The doctors are saying he’s going to have a complete recovery. I’m really happy with that. He just can’t do any training for 10 days, he has medication to take, and he has to do this treatment, and then they’re going to reassess him in 10 days, but they say he’s going to make a full recovery.”
Ten days or not, Georges St. Pierre was suspended by The Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services for 60 days, and requires an approval of an ophthalmologist before he can return to action (source:BloodyElbow.com). According to rumors, Georges St. Pierre's next opponent could be the Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz, probably sometime this Fall. Nick Diaz is currently on a 10-fight winning streak, with 6 TKO and 3 Submission finishes.
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Photo: Geoges St-Pierre (right) beat Jake Shields in the main event of UFC 129 in Toronto on April 30. Tyler Anderson, National PostRead.