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 Services.

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.

UFC hall of famer Randy Couture, light heavyweight Jason Brilz, welterweight Sean Pierson, bantamweight Charlie Valencia and lightweight Kyle Watson were also suspended for 60 days for various reasons.

UFC 129 Medical Suspensions

Georges St. Pierre: Suspended 60 days for eye injury; must be cleared by an ophthalmologist before he can return.

Mark Hominick: Suspended 60 days as a precaution; must undergo CT scan before he can return.

Randy Couture: Suspended 60 days for knockout; must undergo CT scan before he can return.

Jason Brilz: Suspended 60 days for knockout; must undergo CT scan before he can return.

Sean Pierson: Suspended 60 days for knockout; must undergo CT scan before he can return.

Charlie Valencia: Suspended 60 days for knockout; must undergo CT scan before he can return.

Kyle Watson: Suspended 60 for left eye laceration and knockout; must undergo CT scan before he can return.

Nate Diaz: Suspended 45 days for left eye laceration.

Jake Ellenberger: Suspended 45 days for possible hand injury; must undergo an X-ray before he can return.

Jose Aldo: Suspended 30 days for facial lacerations.

Mark Bocek: Suspended 30 days for head laceration.

Jake Shields: Suspended 14 days as a precaution.

Lyoto Machida: Suspended 14 days as a precaution.

Vladimir Matyushenko: Suspended 14 days as a precaution.

Benson Henderson: Suspended 14 days as a precaution.

Rory MacDonald: Suspended 14 days as a precaution.

Claude Patrick: Suspended 14 days as a precaution.

Daniel Roberts: Suspended 14 days as a precaution.

Ivan Menjivar: Suspended 14 days as a precaution.

Jason MacDonald: Suspended 14 days as a precaution.

Ryan Jensen: Suspended 14 days as a precaution.

John Makdessi: Suspended 14 days as a precaution.

Pablo Garza: Suspended 14 days as a precaution.

Yves Jabouin: Suspended 14 days as a precaution.

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