georges saint pierre

GSP slated to make a full eye recovery, and be back training within 10 days. 

“The doctors were very worried it was a detached retina because they couldn’t see inside his eye. They flashed the light inside his eye and normally they’re supposed to be able to see inside the eye, but the eye was filled with obstructions. The doctor was saying he couldn’t see inside, so he needed to go to a specialist,“ said Zahabi.

“Luckily it was just blood in the eye and not the detached retina. This occurred after the swipe to the face.”

“When he threw that open handed hook, that was recorded, I complained to the ref immediately. I saw it, I completely saw it. I complained about it immediately to the referee that it was an open hand swipe to the face.”

“I don’t think it was intentional, but I mean it still happened, and he should get a warning and it should be kept in mind that he’s punching with an open hand. It’s not right, it’s very dangerous.”

“Because it’s his left eye, I wanted him to circle to his right, because he won’t see the shots coming from his left side. So it’s even more crucial to circle away from the power side.

“I knew his depth perception would be compromised, but I didn’t know to what extent. Later, when we did the examination on his eye, his vision was very much obstructed.”

“The doctors are saying he’s going to have a complete recovery. I’m really happy with that. He just can’t do any training for 10 days, he has medication to take, and he has to do this treatment, and then they’re going to reassess him in 10 days, but they say he’s going to make a full recovery.”