Mark Hominick Talks About An Emotional Year & Getting Back To Winning Ways

April 17, 2012 6:05 am by Jamie McAllister

By Jamie McAllister:
“Yeah, it’s definitely been a mix of emotions this year, but I’ve always tried to use winning as my motivator.”

“I think with the ‘Korean Zombie’ (Chan Sung Jung) fight, I wanted to win too badly. I fought really out of character by really wanting to make a statement and fought aggressively and paid the price. It’s weird, even after 10 years, you learn from every mistake, and that’s what happened in that fight.”

“Before the fight with Aldo, I had a five-fight winning streak, and I want to carry that kind of momentum – that kind of steamrolling effect – and get a string of wins and build my spot as that number one guy. I’ve got that opportunity in front of me for a lot of eyes to be on the fight and for me to make a statement of where I’m at and where I’m going.”

“The thing is, with Eddie Yagan, I’ve had to sell his creditability,” said Hominick. “He’s a longstanding veteran and has had more years in the fight game than myself. He’s fought a lot of tough guys who have been at the top at one point or another and is finally getting his shot at the UFC.

“The thing with him, he’s got a dangerous overhand right, a dangerous guillotine as well, and he comes to fight, which I love. He’s one of those guys who’s in there to scrap. I find those kinds of fights exciting.”

“I’ve always just had the goal of being world champion and never really strayed from that,” he concluded. “When I’ve come off a loss, I’ve wanted to win the next fight. When I come off a win, I want to win the next fight as well. I’ve always been hungry for that and never lost focus towards that same goal.”

Mark Hominick in a recent interview with MMAweekly talks about everything from trying to get past what has been an emotional few years, snapping his two fight losing streak & his next opponent Eddie Yagan.

Hominick makes his return to the octagon this weekend at UFC 145 and is looking to get the ball rolling by getting back to winning ways.

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