Let's go to the video tape: Jake Shields pokes Georges St. Pierre in the eye during their UFC 129 welterweight title fight on April 30, 2011. Quite a few folks thought a jab is what caused the damage to the French-Canadian's eye. Does this film convince you otherwise? HT: Bloody Elbow
Lucky fan puts the belt on Georges St. Pierre (.gif). Trevor Fitzgerald, who won a contest just to get to go to UFC 129 on April 30, 2011, in Toronto, tried his luck by asking Dana White if he would let him put the welterweight championship around St. Pierre's waist if the French-Canadian were to emerge victorious. White said yes and they exchanged information. Lo and behold, after GSP won a five-round decision over Jake Shields, Fitzgerald climbed inside the Octagon and did his duty for the night. Props: IronforgesIron
We saw the inside of the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as it underwent preparation to host UFC 129: "St. Pierre vs. Shields" tonight, April 30, 2011 (click here if not), and now here's a look at the finished product just hours before the show is set to get underway. 55,000 strong will pack the arena to cheer on their hero, Georges St. Pierre, as he attempts to defend his welterweight title for the sixth consecutive time against perhaps the most highly credentialed challenger he's ever fought, Jake Shields. Props: Sergio Non of USA Today
Top featherweight contender Chad Mendes will be cage-side on April 30 in Toronto at UFC 129 for the Jose Aldo vs. Mark Hominick bout, according to MMAWeekly.com. "Money" will reportedly be there with the intention of challenging the winner for the 145-pound title. If it's Aldo, Mendes is willing to fight him in Brazil.
When the UFC originally announced they would be debuting in Toronto, company President Dana White said the event would take place on April 30, 2011 and would be known as UFC 131. As it turns out, the date will remain the same but the event will now be known as UFC 129. The show going down on March 19 in New Jersey, expected to feature a main event of "Shogun" Rua vs Rashad Evans, will be UFC 128. Props: MMA Weekly
A return to Abu Dhabi originally reported for March of 2011, has officially been scrapped, according to MMAFighting.com. The promotion plans on holding two events that month, one of which is UFC 129 in New Jersey. The other has yet to be announced by the organization.