Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Mark Hominick Already Recovering, Credits Jose Aldo on Performance
By Kelsey Mowatt; photo courtesy Adrenaline Training Center
While UFC 129 featured several highlight reel stoppages and yet another title defence from welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre, one of the card’s more compelling performances came from Ontario’s own, Mark Hominick. While ultimately the veteran failed to unseat featherweight champion Jose Aldo, many throughout the MMA world were left discussing the tenacity Hominick demonstrated throughout the bout, as the battered fighter pushed the renowned Aldo until the final bell. Of course, despite winning “Fight of the Night” honors and widespread praise for his efforts, Hominick isn’t celebrating the defeat.
“I have not sat down and watched the fight yet but I understand some of the mistakes I made in the fight,” Hominick told FCF. “I believe I was throwing too many single shots instead of combinations. Also, I underestimated my ground game and wished I would have attacked more off the bottom, as opposed to looking for a stand-up. It is easy to break down the fight after words, but Jose proved why he is the champion and lets me know I have to get back to the gym and work my way back to title contention.”
One of the reasons the fight was so memorable was due to the massive hematoma Hominick incurred on his forehead during the bout, in addition to a cut under the featherweight’s left eye, which also didn’t diminish the Canadian’s efforts.
“The injuries during the fight were mainly superficial,” Hominick reported. “Most of the swelling is already gone and I am simply left with a pair of black eyes. There were no stitches required and the CAT scan came back clear, so aside from the bruising and hurt pride I will bounce back very soon.”
“I appreciate all of the support I have been receiving and my hat goes off to the champ Jose Aldo.”
As Hominick reported to UFC commentator Joe Rogan afterwards, his bout with Aldo came just days before the London resident is set to welcome a new addition to his family.
“Right now this week I am focused on preparing for the baby, but as soon as the baby comes and we settle down I will back in the gym and looking to sign a fight as soon as I can.”
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 12:34 pm