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GSP, OK After UFC 129 Eye Injury

Written on May 03, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Good news Rush fans! The UFC welterweight champion, George St-Pierre, did not sustain any permanent damage to his vision this past Saturday at UFC 129. He just need to recover.

After a long and plodding five-round fight, the welterweight champion – – acquired an eye injury at . He was poked in the left eye by one of ’ open-hand strikes. He suffered internal bleeding, which severely affected the his ability to fight. After the bout, the former immediately informed Joe Rogan about the injury.

“I think in the second round, I got scratched inside. I need to go to (the) hospital. I can’t see with my left eye right now. I just see a blur.”

George St-Pierre did not attend last Saturday’s post-fight press conference, and was sent straight to an area hospital. He later issued a tweet as he left.

“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].”

Following that, GSP downplayed the severity of the injury by saying that he did not sustain any retina problem on his official Twitter account. His trainer, Greg Jackson, estimated that it will take the champion a month for full recuperation.

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