Mark Hominick Retires from Mixed Martial Arts

December 11, 2012

Mark Hominick WEC 46Following more than 30 fights in his pro career including seven inside the UFC, featherweight contender Mark Hominick has announced his retirement from fighting.

The Canadian made the announcement via UFC Tonight on Tuesday.

“Over the last 11 years, I’ve followed my passion in the UFC. Now, I’ll say UFC 154 was my last fight in the Octagon as I’m retiring and moving on to next phase of my career. I have a young daughter at home and another on the way. I’ll always be involved in the sport. But I know the commitment I have to make. I have to make a commitment to this as I have to fighting in the past.” said Hominick.

Throughout his career, Hominick was always known as one of the most exciting fighters in the sport with knockout power and a surprising submission game.

His career took a rough turn over the last year and a half with Hominick losing his final four fights inside the Octagon, most recently dropping a decision to Pablo Garza at UFC 154.

Regardless of record, Hominick remained one of the most popular fighters in his home country of Canada, as well as one of the top featherweight draws in the sport.

Recently, Hominick has taken on a more prominent role as coach for his team in Canada after the passing of his close friend and former teacher Shawn Tompkins.