Georges St.Pierre once again retained his UFC welterweight title at UFC 129 at the weekend, but he didn’t emerge unscathed from his five round fight with Jake Shields.
After the fight St.Pierre revealed that he had injured his left eye (which replays revealed was due to an open-handed strike thrown by Shields) during the second round of the fight, and had essentially been unable to see out of it for the reminder of the bout.
With his vision still blurred backstage, the champion was then taken to hospital to get the eye checked out properly. Hours later St.Pierre took to his twitter account to give his fans an update.
“Hey everybody, leaving the hospital soon, just finished all my eye tests, I still don’t see anything from my left eye but I’ll be fine,” he wrote.
Yesterday he went on to confirm that the damage does not appear to be too serious.
“Hey guys just want to say that I am ok. I’ll need to see a doctor in the next days! Yesterday I was told it was not a retina problem.”
According to St.Pierre’s trainer John Danaher it’ll be around 5-10 days before his vision clears and bleeding in the eye stops, and he should be back training within two weeks.
Check out a video of the moment GSP was poked in the eye below.