A little more than a year ago, 30-year old featherweight Mark Hominick was considered to be one of the best in the division after stringing together five wins and earning a shot at UFC champion Jose Aldo. However, despite a gutsy effort, Hominick ended up eating a ton of damage in the bout and hasn’t tasted victory since.
With stumbles against Chan Sung Jung and Eddie Yagin in his last two outings, “The Machine” understands his match-up with Pablo Garza this weekend at UFC 154 could be the last time he sets foot inside the Octagon as a competitor without a taste of triumph in the tilt.
“Three straight losses is almost unheard-of in the UFC. This is a must-win situation,” said Hominick in an interview with Fighters.com, also pointing out he plans on rising to the occasion. “I like the added pressure. I perform better under it. I’ve been in a situation before where I’ve had a couple of losses and then come back strong. I know I’m capable of doing it, and that’s my intent again.”
Hominick has never lost more than three consecutive clashes in a row, ending the only two losing streaks of his career with strike-based stoppages. He hopes the same will be true on Saturday night in Montreal.
“I plan to show that I belong among the very best in the division,” concluded the 20-11 Hominick on his bout with Garza.
Fans can catch Hominick vs. Garza on the PPV portion of the card. Like Hominick, Garza is also in need of a win and should come to fight after coming up short in his two previous pairings.
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