Mark Hominick has retried

By Josh Reese

Mark Hominick has now ended his career, 20-12 will be his final record. Though his career towards the end did not go his way, he will be remembered as a fighter who always brought his A game and his heart to the octagon every fight.

He started his career 3-0 to win UCC belt with three finishes, but then ran in too a rough patch going 0-3 in his next three fights all losses also by way of a finish including a loss to Mike Brown (would go on to be WEC champ). He would end up going 6-1 in his next 7 fights to earn himself a call up the the UFC, and at UFC 58 he made his 1st appearance and on the Main PPV card at that. Hominick stayed with his finishing style and sub’d a 40 fight veteran in Yves Edwards.

In his next 10 fights he would go 7-3 which earned him a full time gig in the WEC the home for great lighter weight competition. Hominick would go 3-0, sub’bing Bryan Caraway, TKO’ing Yves Jabouin, and getting a hard fought split decision win against Leonard Garcia. He then made his 3rd appearance with the UFC in a Featherweight title eliminator and in grand fashion he dispatched George Roop in the 1st round. This earned him a date with the great Jose Aldo, and in a fight which Hominick will always be remembered for giving the champion everything he could handle he ended up on the losing end of a 5 round WAR.

While Hominick lost, he in turn gained enormous respect in the MMA world, and even though after that loss it was the beginning of the end with 3 more losses in a row. Hominick will go down as a fighter who brought it day in and day out and while he doesn’t get the love a GSP does we know Hominick had a part in growing MMA in Canada.


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