Tuesday, Oct 12, 2010
Mark Hominick Talks Latest Win
By Kelsey Mowatt Photo Courtesy Adrenaline Training Center Following his submission victory over Brian Caraway at WEC 46 in January, Mark Hominick publicly stated that he was hoping to face another of the promotion’s talented strikers, so that his own pugilistic skills could be put on display. In June, Hominick was matched up against the dynamic Yves Jabouin, and made the most of the opportunity by stopping his fellow Canadian in the second round. Hominick then proceeded to call out noted brawler Leonard Garcia, and after three, entertaining, strike filled rounds on September 30th, Hominick walked away with the split decision win.
“Right after the fight I was a little upset with myself because I felt I could have done more and pushed the pace a bit more and tried to finish,” Hominick recently told FCF, when asked to assess his performance at WEC 51. “After watching the fight though I was pleased because I felt I stuck to the gameplan and it was effective and played away from his strength, which is making it a dog fight with reckless exchanges, where he is most dangerous.”
A split decision ruling is often the spark for post-fight debate as to what criteria each judge used to score the fight, and why, obviously, one of the judge’s saw the bout going a different way. While Garcia once again proved to be a resilient and aggressive opponent, Hominick remained calm throughout the memorable battle, and punished Garcia with a precise jab and follow up strikes.
“I was surprised about the split decision, but understand MMA is the most difficult combat sport to judge since there are so many elements to watch, as well as only being 3 rounds,” Hominick said, when asked if he was surprised by the lack of agreement amongst the judges, as to whether he won the bout. “With only 3 rounds to judge if the judges mess up one round it could cost you the fight whereas in boxing you have 12 rounds to show a clear winner…..normally.”
With the win Hominick has won three straight fights in the WEC, to help alleviate the disappointment of his previous run in the promotion, where he went 0-2.
“I was happy, but know I could have done more and landed more power punches,” said the 28 year-old-fighter, whose overall record now stands at 19-8. “My jab was the best part of my performance.”
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 1:18 pm