It was recently announced that UFC featherweight fighter Mark Hominick will be facing Chan Sung Jung, The Korean Zombie, at UFC 140 in Toronto for his next outing. It will be the Canadian’s second consecutive fight in Ontario’s capital, having last appeared there in April when he challenged UFC featherweight champ José Aldo for his belt.
Though Hominick put on a spirited performance, displaying a ton of heart in rallying past a beating to steal the momentum from the champ late in the fight. Unfortunately for Hominick, most fans will remember the fight more for the grotesque forehead hematoma which Aldo gave him, rather than his showing of grit. The Machine isn’t sweating it too much though, having told FightLine.com that he’s glad people will remember the fight at all and that the injury really wasn’t as bad as it looked (and it looked bad).
“It’s something that the people will remember from the fight,” Hominick said of the hematoma. “It was a historic moment with the UFC coming to Canada and to be part of that and for people to remember something from my fight is pretty amazing. The swelling went down basically right after the fight and I was cleared and one hundred percent within 2 weeks. There was no serious damage. It looked a lot worse than it was.”
This second time around though, Hominick is looking to leave a different impression with the Toronto fans.
“I just want to write the end of the story,” he said of returning to Toronto. “The fight ended with me in control and I want to give the fans in Toronto a win and solidify myself at the top of the division.”
UFC 140 goes down on December 10 at the Air Canada Center.