Mark Hominick on UFC Champion Jose Aldo: He’s Never Faced Anybody Like Me


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Mark Hominick Yves Jabouin WEC 49

Mark Hominick finishes Yves Jabouin at WEC 49

Mike Brown. Urijah Faber. Manny Gamburyan.

The list of Jose Aldo’s victims is well documented, but one fighter he hasn’t faced yet with a whole different skill set will challenge the champion at UFC 129 with the featherweight title on the line.

Mark Hominick proved at Saturday night’s UFC Fight For The Troops 2 that not only is he the real deal, but he could be the first striker that Aldo has faced with equally dangerous hands and feet.

Match-up wise, Hominick respects all of the work that Aldo has done to become one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, but he believes it’s all been against a different level of striker than he will be in Toronto on April 30.

“He’s been making wrestlers look like poor strikers, and a lot of times that’s not too hard, but he’s not going to do that to me,” Hominick said about Aldo’s run of late. “I know he’s the best in the world, but he’s never faced anybody like me.”

The confidence that Hominick shows is a big part of his swagger leading into the title fight. Everyone has approached Aldo with a certain level of awe of what he’s able to do in the cage. Hominick respects him, but will not back down from him.

“One thing against Jose Aldo, I think he’s the best pound-for-pound fighter, fantastic striker, but he’s never faced anyone with my striking capability. We’ll see how he does against that,” Hominick stated with confidence.

Throughout his career, Hominick has been known as one of the most dangerous strikers in the world. A phenomenal kickboxing background built up on a daily basis by famed coach Shawn Tompkins, and Hominick has become a well oiled machine over his last several fights.

The win Hominick picked up over George Roop was the 20th of his career, and as far as experience goes, he’s got the edge over Aldo in that department.

On April 30 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Hominick is looking to pick up No. 21.

“This is huge, but the thing with me I’ve been fighting professionally for 10 years and I’ve went through the bottom and I’m finally getting the chance to go against the top, the best of the best. Those are the guys I’ve always wanted to face,” Hominick said.

The Aldo vs. Hominick match-up is expected to co-headline the UFC 129 fight card in Canada, alongside welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre against Jake Shields in the main event.

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