Originally Posted by All-Star
From GSP's statement, he claimed that he was "half-blind" from that eye poke so of course he got pummeled since he could not perceive depth as well.
Saying that BJ poked GSP in the eye intentionally is going a bit too far, but BJ is notorious for eye pokes.
I watched that shot over and over in slow motion and frame-by-frame. The punch in question was not really a punch. It was more of an extended, downward swat motion. BJ’s fingers were open and his thumb was extended. End result was a very nasty eye-poke.
Shortly after that BJ grazed the tip of GSP’s nose with an upper-cut.
Only BJ knows for sure if the eye poke was truly intentional, although it was very reminiscent of the Hughes vs. Penn fight when Hughes also took a BJ thumb in the eye.