That's a good catch, but I've rewatched the fight and there are actually several such sketchy parts. Another similar incident occurs at about 3:57 of round 2. It happens quickly, and the camera angle isn't the greatest, but Jake's hand is clearly open and it appears to make contact with Georges's face around his eyes. Immediately afterward, Georges starts taking jabs right on the face. Doesn't block and no head movement whatsoever, as if he just doesn't see them coming at all.
I have to say I find it amusing all the criticism Georges is getting for not finishing this fight, especially in light of this injury. There's no doubt he wanted a knockout and was looking for it with overhand rights and the headkick. He did manage to stagger him a few times and was doing damage early in the fight. He could have been more aggressive in folling Jake to the floor to finish, but he's not dumb. Bear in mind, you're talking about a guy that a fresh, first round Dan Henderson couldn't finish after landing his patented right hand pretty flush.
I recall him saying the vision got worse gradually. Now they're saying it will take days to return. So that poke in the 2nd may have been start of it. But it may have been further injured by a knuckle in the 3rd. It was after that round GSP brought it up and was clear agitated. Then again, they didn't show his film his corner after the 2nd. They guy has been unlucky in the champion rounds, that's for sure.
Last edited by Calminian; 05-02-2011 at 02:59 PM.