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Following Georges St-Pierre’s victory over Jake Shields at UFC 129, St-Pierre said in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan that he’s sorry he could not finish, but he is blind in his left eye. Leaving straight to the hospital, GSP tweets, “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.” The next day St-Pierre tweets again, “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.”
Many fans have already speculated that the eye gouge was in fact intentional by Shields. Either way, hopefully the champ is able to recover fully as retina damage has always been an issue in the sport due to the open gloves.