Canadian featherweight Mark Hominick earned his shot at UFC 145lbs. champ Jose Aldo’s crown while still competing in the WEC and, though he has competed in the UFC before, “The Machine” is honest in admitting that he has had to adjust to being featured so prominently on such a big card.
Hominick will face Aldo in the co-main event of UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields later this month and recently said during a media conference call (props to MMAJunkie) that, much like the Fresh Prince, his life “flipped upside down.”
“It’s just been crazy,” said Hominick. “I’ve really been trying to enjoy the ride.”
Though his life has changed in a drastic way, Hominick is keeping things in perspective and taking it in stride.
“There’s going to be no other time in my life that it’s going to be this busy and hectic,” he said. “I’m just ready to go for April 30 and [take] all that momentum in the cage.”
“The Machine” is as talented a challenger as the champ has faced, but he has his work very much cut out for him against Aldo, a man whom many believe resides squarely amongst the top five fighters in the world in any weight class. Hominick knows full well the test that lay ahead of him, but he is confident in his chances on account of his never-say-die attitude.
“I think I’m going to be the one guy that takes a step forward instead of backward against him,” Hominick said. “He’s well-deserving of being pound-for-pound king, though. But I’m going to go out there and fight my fight, and that’s the biggest thing.”
Hominick will test his mettle against Aldo at the end of this month in his backyard of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where the event will be held in the Rogers Centre.