Breaking News: Canadian UFC featherweight Mark Hominick retires from MMA

December 11, 2012

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Breaking News: Canadian UFC featherweight Mark Hominick retires from MMA



London, Ontario’s Mark Hominick has officially announced his retirement from Mixed Martial Arts today, on FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight” show. The 30-year old says he is hanging up the gloves to pursue other things in life.

“I truly got to live my passion and follow my dreams by competing in mixed martial arts, especially under the Zuffa banner, but UFC 154, that’s the last fight I’ll be in the octagon, as I’m retiring and looking to move on to the next phase of my career,” Hominick said.

Hominick burst onto the UFC scene in March 2006 where he earned a submission win over Yves Edwards.

The defining moment of Hominicks career came in 2011 at UFC 129 debut in Toronto, Ontario where he fought a five-round war with current champ Jose Aldo.   Hominick came close to finishing Aldo in the fifth-round.

Hominick’s coach and best friend Shawn Tompkins passed away unexpectedly in August 2011.

Hominick has a young daughter and wants to focus on raising her, and pursuing other career options.

“As a family, I have young daughter,” Hominick said. “I have another daughter on the way, and I think that’s the next phase of my life. I need to put focus into that.”

All of us at MMACanada.net wish Mark Hominick and his family the best of luck in future endeavors.

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