After losing to UFC featherweight champion José Aldo at UFC 129 last spring despite putting forward a valiant effort, Mark “The Machine” Hominick is looking to get back in the win column in a big way. The 29-year-old Canadian is scheduled to face Chan Sung Jung on the main card of UFC 140 this December and he’s coming to make a statement.
“I just want to go out there and destroy (Jung), and make a statement with the fight.” Hominick told FiveOuncesofPain.com recently. “I want to go out there and show the fans that I’m still here and that I’m going to be a contender in this division for a long time. I’m gonna climb my way back until I get a title shot and get the belt around my waist.”
Jung most recently appeared in action getting the best of Leonard Garcia, submitting the Bad Boy with a rarely-seen Twister. The move earned Jung quite a bit of attention (his nickname doesn’t hurt his notoriety either) and Hominick is looking to garner some attention by beating him.
“I wanted to fight a name fight and solidify my spot as a top contender. Everyone knows the Korean Zombie,” he said. “He’s coming off the submission of the year against Leonard Garcia and the fans know him and his style. He comes to fight every time. This is going to be a fan friendly fight that we both wanted. He called me out first and I gladly accepted.”
UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida is scheduled to take place on December 10 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.