Jose Aldo Jr. and fighting in front of 50,000 UFC fans
In this podcast, former UFC featherweight fighter Mark Hominick explains in our podcast his MMA training routine in preparation for his UFC 129 title fight against Jose Aldo Jr. “The Machine” reveals the adaptable fight strategy he planned, which mainly included “anti-wrestling” maneuvers. He enumerates efficient tactics versus fighters with strong ground skills, such as Jose Aldo.
“Sacrificing a lot to make it to that level (UFC) is very tough, but even when you’re there, it’s even more cut-throat… just because of the pressure of fighting the best guys in the world.” – Mark Hominick, former UFC featherweight fighter
In this podcast interview, the Ontario, Canada native discusses the experience of main eventing a UFC fight card in front of 50,000 fans in the Rogers Center (UFC 129, Toronto, Canada). Mark Hominick speaks about the advantage of being determined as the underdog in a fight, which relieves a MMA fighter from unnecessary pressure.
Mark Hominick explains the daily routine of UFC fighters
Former UCC champion, Mark “The Machine” Hominick depicts in the podcast the sacrifices his 16-year commitment to mixed martial arts demanded. Hominick’s passion for MMA pushed him away from friends and family, in order to focus on training, diet and travelling. The Sherdog 2010 Round of the Year award winner confesses UFC fighters have to obsess over their cage fighting training. In doing so, they may improve and become the best MMA fighter in top organisations, such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Adaptation from WEC to the UFC
In this interview, Mark Hominick – former ISKA Kickboxing Champion – describes his debut with the UCC and TKO MMA promotions in Montréal, Canada. Alongside future UFC fighters Georges St-Pierre, Patrick Côté, and David Loiseau, Hominick accustomed early to MMA shows with capacity crowds and high production value. This enriched experience helped Mark Hominick transition to bigger promotions, such as World Extreme Cagefighting and Ultimate Fighting Championship.
UFC fighters rankings
Featherweight division (09/18/15)
Champion: Jose Aldo
- Conor McGregor (Interim Champion)
- Frankie Edgar
- Chad Mendes
- Ricardo Lamas
- Max Holloway