How long does it take for a mixed martial artist to fully recover from a Hyphema? Funny you should ask, because it took UFC welterweight king Georges St-Pierre exactly two weeks to get his left eye back in tact.
“My eye is back 100%!!! Can’t wait to start back training [today]!” St-Pierre tweeted late Friday night.
St-Pierre posted a unanimous decision victory over Jake Shields last month at UFC 129. After collecting his ninth straight victory, GSP was immediately sent to the hospital to have his left eye examined.
After the fight, GSP told UFC color commentator Joe Rogan he wasn’t able to see out of his eye for the better part of his 25-minute tango with Shields. The champion still couldn’t see out of his eye the following day, and it was later determined he had Hyphema – which is caused when there is bleeding in the front of the eye between the cornea and the iris.
THIS is what St-Pierre looked like a couple of days following the fight.
UFC 129 took place in front of over 55,700 screaming fanatics inside the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.
No word on who St-Pierre’s next potential victim will be. However, a title unification bout with Strikeforce champ Nick Diaz is on the minds of most fanboys.