Mark Hominick showed tremendous heart in his UFC 129 bout with Jose Aldo. Although he came up short in his bid to win the featherweight title in it's first ever defense in the world's largest promotion, Hominick has nothing to be ashamed of. Despite developing a huge hematoma at the hands of Aldo, Hominick dominated the final round of the bout, arguably earning a 10-8. That final round has Hominick sure that he would have taken the fight if only it were one round longer, as he tells the London Free Press:
"I came in a 4-1 underdog," Hominick said. "A lot of people didn’t think I would last a round. I lasted all five. If there was a sixth round, I would have won."
If he had another minute, he might have won.
"I knew he was running out of steam. I could hear him breathing hard after the first two rounds."
Of course, it does appear that Aldo was suffering from an illness heading in as well.
A rematch is incredibly interesting but it appears that will probably have to wait as Chad Mendes probably gets the next shot at Aldo's title.
After the jump, more UFC 129 news, analysis and results from Bloody Elbow.
- Can Nick Diaz Salvage GSP's Damaged Brand? - Kid Nate
- The Case for Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz - Leland Roling
- Lyoto Machida, Ivan Menjivar Walk the Come Back Trail - Leland Roling
- UFC 129 Results: Sickness Slowed Jose Aldo During His Bout Against Mark Hominick
- GSP Tried to Force the KO Against Jake Shields - Kid Nate
- Jose Aldo Continues Fight for Mainstream Recognition - David St. Martin
- Georges St. Pierre vs. Anderson Silva Loses Steam - Brent Brookhouse
- Great Judging Should Be Applauded Sometimes - Tim Burke
- UFC 129 Recap and Analysis - Mike Fagan
- UFC Hits Home Run With UFC 129 Live Experience - Matt Bishop
- Zuffa and the UFC Finally Hit It Big - Matthew Roth
- Hours After, GSP Still Can't See With His Left Eye - Anton Tabuena
- UFC 129 Play by Play and Live Commentary - Brent Brookhouse
- Is Steven Seagal Secretly a Martial Arts Genius? - Jonathan Snowden
- Georges St. Pierre Holds Back UFC's Canadian Coming Out Party at UFC 129 - Jonathan Snowden
- UFC 129 Post-Fight Press Conference Video
- Georges St. Pierre Slips Past Jake Shields
- Jose Aldo Holds Off Mark Hominick
- Lyoto Machida Clouts Randy Couture
- Vladimir Matyushenko Mops the Floor With Jason Brilz
- Ben Henderson Whips Up On Mark Bocek
- Rory MacDonald Ragdolls Nate Diaz
- Jake Ellenberger Brutalizes Sean Pierson
- Claude Patrick Edges Daniel Roberts
- Pablo Garza Submits Yves Jabouin
- John Makdessi KO's Kyle Watson With Spinning Back Fist
- Jason MacDonald Triangles Ryan Jensen
- Ivan Menjivar Clocks Charlie Valencia