St. Pierre, 6 Others Receive 60-Day Medical Suspensions
By: Sherdog.com Staff May 2, 2011
Welterweight champion Georges
St. Pierre was one of seven fighters to receive 60-day medical
suspensions in wake of UFC 129 on Saturday at the Rogers Centre in
Toronto, according to the Ontario Ministry of Consumer
St. Pierre (Pictured; file photo) defeated Jake Shields
by unanimous decision in the main event to retain his 170-pound
crown but suffered an eye injury in the process. One of his
trainers, Greg Jackson, deemed the injury “significant.” St.
Pierre, 29, has won nine consecutive fights, six of them by
unanimous decision. Shields, who saw his 15-fight winning streak
come to an end in his second UFC appearance, was suspended for two
weeks for precautionary reasons.
Meanwhile, featherweight title contender Mark
Hominick was also suspended for 60 days after he went five
grueling rounds with 145-pound champion Jose Aldo. The
Brazilian raised a tennis ball-sized hematoma on Hominick’s
forehead with a short elbow strike on the ground. Hominick must
undergo a CT scan before being reinstated. Aldo received a 30-day
suspension due to facial lacerations.