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Seven-Time UFC Veteran Mark Hominick Retires
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.
UFC on FOX 5 ratings: 4.4 million viewers gives network 83 percent increase
Saturday's UFC on FOX 5 event was a ratings success for FOX. The broadcast, officials on Tuesday said, averaged 4.4 million viewers on Saturday night. That total is an 83 percent increase over UFC on FOX 4 in August.
Washington AC not concerned with Bendo's toothpick
The state athletic commission for UFC On Fox 5 decided not to look into Bendo bringing a foreign object into the cage during his fight.
Network offers comment on Nate Diaz's 'not appropriate for air' main event middle fingers
Fox offers comment on Nate Diaz giving Ben Henderson middle fingers during their UFC main event. But the larger issue is the continued unprofessional behavior from the Diaz brothers.
TUF 16 Finale's Matt Mitrione says focus primary reason for declining VADA offer
Matt Mitrione was so concerned about preparing for Roy Nelson, an invitation to enroll with VADA seemed like an unnecessary diversion.
Carlos Condit Happy to Accept Rory MacDonald Rematch If Offered by UFC
Rory MacDonald wants a rematch with Carlos Condit, and for his part Carlos Condit is happy to accept the fight if the UFC wants it.
TUF semifinalists Neil Magny and Jon Manley targeted for UFC 157
A welterweight fight between the pair of "Ultimate Fighter" semifinalists who came up short of the finals is being targeted for February. Neil Magny and Jon Manley will meet at UFC 157 on Feb. 23 in Anaheim, Calif.
Saturday's TUF 16 Finale card finalized with FX broadcast, Facebook stream
The fight card is set for The Ultimate Fighter 16 Final on Saturday with the FX-televised main card and prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.
Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub rebooked for UFC 157 on Feb. 23 in Anaheim
Once more, with feeling. Lavar Johnson is getting all patched up from his groin injury and should be ready to fight Brendan Schaub at the UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche" pay-per-view fight card, which was recently made official for the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Feb. 23, 2013. Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub, take two. The hard-hitting heavyweight sluggers are set to do battle (again) at the UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche" pay-per-view (PPV) fight card, which was recently made official for the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Feb. 23, 2013, according to a report from MMA Junkie.
Josh Koscheck: 'Rory MacDonald should fight me, but I doubt the UFC wants to see him get his ass kicked'
Rory MacDonald is the cat's meow at 170 pounds, but don't expect any bowls of milk from former division number one contender Josh Koscheck, who offered to fight "Ares" following his win over B.J. Penn at UFC on FOX 5 last Saturday night in Seattle. Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald put the screws to B.J. Penn in a lopsided affair as part of the UFC on FOX 5 main card held last Saturday night (Dec. 8, 2012) at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington. Josh Koscheck was not impressed. In fact, the former division number one contender went so far as to say "Ares" should step up and face him inside the Octagon -- though he doubts their employer would be willing to expose the young buck in a showdown opposite the longtime veteran.
UFC on FOX 5 results: Ben Henderson fought Nate Diaz with a toothpick in his mouth
Lost in the shuffle of four amazing main card performances at last night's (Dec. 8, 2012) UFC on Fox 5 event was the fact that Ben Henderson, who defeated Nate Diaz to retain his title, apparently did so with a toothpick in his mouth.
UFC On Fox 5's Raphael Assuncao broke his right arm in fight against Mike Easton
While picking up a decision win in his fight with Mike Easton, Assuncao fought through the pain of a fractured arm.
Dan Henderson Isn’t Sure Where Dana White Is Getting the Info But His Knee is Just Fine
Dan Henderson responds to the reports that his knee may not be ready in time for a Feb 23 showdown against Lyoto Machida at UFC 157.
Dana White: Anderson Silva wants a new 10-fight deal with UFC
If we're to believe UFC President Dana White, Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva wants a new contract from the promotion. But he doesn't want a run-of-the-mill four or five fight deal. He wants 10 -- count 'em -- 10 more fights. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is currently signed with the promotion for two more fights. He's gone back-and-forth on the subject of retirement, first saying he would be out of the game at 35-years-old, then later claiming he could continue his career for another 10 years. As of late, it's seemed he's content on taking it one fight at a time. But if we're to believe UFC President Dana White, that's not the case. That's because he revealed to fans during a live chat with MetroPCS that the UFC approached the reigning pound-for-pound king with a new 8-fight contract offer. And he turned it down. "Fuck that, I want a 10-fight deal," Silva said. Or at least that's what White said Silva said. Expletive likely added.
Nate Diaz’s middle finger gesture during fight rattled Fox broadcast, but not Benson Henderson
During Benson Henderson's win over Nate Diaz at UFC on Fox 5, the Fox broadcast repeatedly cut away to a shot of the empty octagon. Was it a technical difficulty? Did someone on Fox's broadcast truck hit the wrong button? No. Diaz threw up the middle finger at his opponent, and the network cut away instead of risking a fine from the Federal Communications Commission.
Penn goes to hospital after loss to MacDonald, UFC boss White wants retirement
SEATTLE – Following a lopsided loss to welterweight standout Rory MacDonald, former champ B.J. Penn was taken to an area hospital for observation. But UFC President Dana White said he'd like for Penn to retire.
Gustafsson not waiting for title shot, could replace Henderson vs. Machida
Despite a dominant win over former champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in what was billed as a No. 1 contender's bout on Saturday, Alexander Gustafsson said he won't wait around for a title shot. And he may not have to.
Chad Mendes Now Faces Yaotzin Meza at UFC on FX 6 with Hacran Dias Out
A late change has been made to the UFC on FX 6 card with Chad Mendes getting a new opponent just a week away from fight time.
UFC on FOX 5 bonuses: Jorgensen nets $130,000, Edwards, Albert get $65,000 each
SEATTLE – Yves Edwards and John Albert earned $65,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday's UFC on FOX 5 event, and Scott Jorgensen doubled up with $130,000 in bonus cash.
UFC on Fox 5 results & analysis - Bendo manhandles Diaz for 25 minutes
SEATTLE – The changing-of-the-guard theme apparently doesn't apply to Benson Henderson. The UFC's lightweight champion survived a few precarious submission attempts from challenge Nate Diaz, but dominated the striking battle on his way to a unanimous decision win and the second defense of his title. Henderson won with scores of 50-43 – getting two 10-8 rounds from one judge – and a pair of 50-45s. The light heavyweight bout was part of the main card of Saturday's UFC on FOX 5 event at Seattle's KeyArena. It aired on FOX following prelims on FX and Facebook. "It's just a matter of being well-prepared and being in the gym as much as possible," Henderson said. "All these guys want to talk about being fighters and they train this hard, and Nate obviously trains his butt off, he's freaking tough as heck. But at the MMA Lab in Glendale, Ariz., that's what we're all about."
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