Welterweight king Georges St-Pierre participated in more than his fair share of pre-fight promotional hoopla leading up to his UFC 129 showdown with Jake Shields. While it’s understandable why St-Pierre has gone dark after last Saturday’s blockbuster show wrapped, there is a certain eye injury that the entire GSP Nation is anxiously awaiting updates on.
Although he hasn’t granted one interview since having his celebratory chat with Joe Rogan inside of the Octagon, the world’s best 170-pounder has been using his Twitter account to keep fanboys updated on his wounded left eye.
“My medical condition is called Hyphema. My vision is still blurry and my eye sensitive but the blood in my eye has now been absorbed,” St-Pierre tweeted early Friday. “My retina is [find] as well and my vision will come back to 100%!!! Can’t be more happy!!”
According to WebMD, a Hyphema is caused when there is bleeding in the front of the eye between the cornea and the iris.
The website deemed Hyphema as a “medical emergency,” so it’s understandable why St-Pierre skipped the post-fight press conference and bolted for the hospital immediately after retaining his belt.
GSP suffered the injury during the opening rounds of his title fight against Shields. Although he claimed he couldn’t see anything out of his eye in the final rounds, St-Pierre still managed to score another unanimous decision victory.