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Georges St-Pierre Issued 60-Day Medical Suspension Following UFC 129 Victory

Written by Tom Ngo
May 2nd, 2011
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UFC Welterweight Champ Georges St Pierre

The Ontario Athletic Commission has suspended the entire 24-man roster for “UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields.” The record-setting show took place this past Saturday inside the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.

Welterweight king Georges St-Pierre successfully defended his title against Jake Shields in the night’s featured contest, however he didn’t get away unscathed. After collecting his ninth straight victory, GSP was immediately sent to the hospital to have his left eye tested.

St-Pierre tweeted on Sunday
that he still couldn’t see out of the eye, but was told by physicians there wasn’t a problem with his retina. He will be reexamined within the coming days, although doctors expect a full recovery.

In addition to St-Pierre, Mark Hominick and his second forehead, Randy Couture, Jason Brilz, Sean Pierson, Charlie Valencia and Kyle Watson were all issued 60-day suspensions. Two months was the longest ban given at UFC 129.

As customary with all events that take place in Canada, the card’s complete lineup will be forced to sit the sidelines for various injuries sustained in their respective scraps. Although, most of the athletes received 14-day precautionary suspensions.

Here is the event’s complete IR list (Courtesy of MMAJunkie):

Georges St-Pierre: Suspended 60 days due to eye injury and must have ophthalmologist’s clearance before returning

Jake Shields: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons

Jose Aldo: Suspended 30 days due to lacerations

Mark Hominick: Suspended 60 days for precautionary reasons and must have a new CT scan completed

Lyoto Machida: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons

Randy Couture: Suspended 60 days due to KO and must have a new CT scan completed

Vladimir Matyushenko: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons

Jason Brilz: Suspended 60 days due to KO and must have a new CT scan completed

Ben Henderson: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons

Mark Bocek: Suspended 30 days due to head laceration

Rory MacDonald: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons

Nate Diaz: Suspended 45 days due to left-eye laceration

Jake Ellenberger: Suspended 45 days and must have X-ray due to possible hand injury

Sean Pierson: Suspended 60 days due to KO and must have a new CT scan completed

Claude Patrick: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons

Daniel Roberts: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons

Ivan Menjivar: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons

Charlie Valencia: Suspended 60 days due to KO and must have a new CT scan completed

Jason MacDonald: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons

Ryan Jensen: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons

John Makdessi: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons

Kyle Watson: Suspended 60 days due to left-eye laceration and KO and must have a new CT scan completed

Pablo Garza: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons

Yves Jabouin: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons

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