Cagefighter readies for his next bout

World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight Mark Hominick will let nothing get in the way of reaching his goals.

The 145 lbs mixed martial artist wants to wear a world championship belt around his waist. During a speaking engagement at Touchstone Youth Centre on Aug. 27, he told the group he would fight Godzilla if it meant getting a shot at a world championship.
Hominick will enter the cage on Sept. 30 and go toe-to-toe against Leonard Garcia and hopefully earn his fourth consecutive victory in the organization.

“He has previously fought for the title, so I think a win there should propel me to either next in line or stepping in the cage with the champion,” he says.

The featherweight champion is Jose Aldo. If Hominick can beat Garcia, he thinks he has a good shot at putting the strap around his waist.

“There is no one in the WEC who can bring it to Aldo like I can,” he says. “The majority of the fighters in the WEC are on the ground, where he is very strong on his feet. I think I am stronger on my feet and also bring something that no one else can bring.”

Now that his sport has been legalized in Ontario, Hominick would love the opportunity to fight in his home province.

“There still needs to be a few legalities put in motion, but I think it’s great,” says the Thamesford native. “I am going into my tenth year as a pro and now I finally get the opportunity to fight in front of my friends and family. It has felt like my hands have been tied for the last while, but now it is something I am definitely looking forward to.”

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By: Jim Humphrey
Posted: Aug 30 2010 2:22 pm
Filed in: Sports
Edition: Toronto