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Seven-Time UFC Veteran Mark Hominick Retires

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Ten-year MMA veteran Mark Hominick (20-12 MMA, 3-4 UFC) has competed for the last time.

The 30-year-old Canadian and Shawn Tompkins protege announced on Tuesday's new edition of FUEL TV's "UFC Tonight" that he's hanging up the gloves in favor of chasing other options.



"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 actually made his UFC in March 2006, when he claimed a submission win over Yves Edwards. He returned in June of that year with a decision win over Jorge Gurgel.

Hominick then transitioned to the WEC, where he fought five times before returning to the UFC octagon.

The high point of Hominick's UFC career came at April 2011's UFC 129 event, where he fought valiantly in front of a Canadian crowd during a failed title bid against UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Despite sporting a massive hematoma, Hominick pushed until the final bell, and a UFC record 55,724 fans rose to their feet in appreciation of his effort.

The decision loss was the last time he would step in to the cage with his longtome trainer and friend Tompkins, who passed away unexpectedly in August 2011.

Hominick returned to action at December 2011's UFC 140, but a reckless attack led to a stunning seven-second loss to Chan Sung Jung. Hominick would go on to drop decision losses to Pablo Garza and Eddie Yagin and finish his career on a disappointing four-fight losing streak.

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Post #1   12/11/12 10:21:22PM   

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After his last few losses you really can't blame the guy. He's taken some vicious beatings. Hominick was always fun to watch, win or lose. He'll be missed in the mma world.

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Post #2   12/11/12 10:29:46PM   

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Post #3   12/11/12 10:29:57PM   

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What a shame loved watching this guy fight! Maybe one of the intelligent fighters who knows when to actually call it quits.

Post #4   12/11/12 10:32:43PM   

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Post #5   12/11/12 10:48:20PM   

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Sad to see but he was deffs on a major career decline. Props to Hominick on a very successful and entertaining career! You will be missed!

Post #6   12/11/12 10:48:43PM   

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Man, that kinda sucks. I liked watching him fight. His last few fights haven't gone very well but I enjoyed watching him. Hope I see him back soon

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This is a very sad day Hominick has put on some great fights. I have enjoyed watching his journey his career has always had its ups and downs but, I think Hominick still has lots of fight left in him.

War to a great fighter and a great career

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Hate to hear it but it's probably for the best.

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I hate to see him retire on such a slide. At least Hominick can say he's the only one to ever bring a fight to Aldo since the he entered the WEC

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He never was the same after the loss of Shawn. I just don't think he has the same passion....he has passion for sure but hopefully he carries on the Thompkins name well and at least sticks around enough to keep that team producing the strikers we all enjoy watching. Cheers!

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That's a shame! I know hes in a brutal slump right now but he's only 30. Still plenty of time to win one more. I know it's not likely but I hope he reconsiders & comes back sooner then later. I still think he has a few fights left in him. We'll miss you Machine!

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Its a shame the way he's going out. I really think he was one of the best FW fighters in MMA. No one has given Aldo as much of a fight as he did.

The loss of his trainer and friend had a huge impact on him and he just wasn't the same after that.

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bummer. i thought we would see him make a return from his last few losses. i didnt think he would retire. bummer.

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i believe this is the right move for him right now, as we all know..fighter dont tend to stay 'retired' for long..but getting beat up by Garza, that was brutal..not the same fighter..something with Shawn Thompson fighters, they're not the same..

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