UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre continued to establish his legacy as one of the most dominant fighters of all time with his victory over Jake Shields at UFC 129 on Saturday night at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
He was, however, one of the many fighters that received more than the standard 14-day precautionary medical suspension doled out by the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services.
St-Pierre was among seven fighters that were suspended for 60 days following UFC 129. The welterweight champion’s suspension was due to an eye injury, which must be cleared by an ophthalmologist before he can fight again. Fellow Canadian Mark Hominick was also suspended for 60 days as a precautionary measure and must undergo a CT scan before he can return.
The other 60-day suspensions stemmed from knockout losses. Randy Couture, Jason Brilz, Sean Pierson, Charlie Valencia, and Kyle Watson, who was also cited for a left eye laceration, all must have a CT scan before being cleared to fight again.
Nate Diaz and Jake Ellenberger received 45-day suspensions. Diaz’s stemmed from a left eye laceration, while Ellenberger’s was due to a possible hand injury. Ellenberger must undergo an x-ray before he can return to the Octagon.
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and lightweight Mark Bocek were both suspended for 30 days, Aldo for facial lacerations and Bocek due to a head laceration.
The rest of the fighters on the card were all suspended for 14 days as a precautionary measure.