UFC featherweight contender Mark Hominick went on UFC Tonight on Tuesday night and announced that he was stepping away from the octagon. Hominick is retiring from the sport with a record of 20-6.
“The Machine” came into the UFC through the WEC merger and was riding a five-fight winning streaking spanning three years. Hominick won his debut in the UFC, knocking out George Roop to get a crack at Jose Aldo’s featherweight title. The fan-favorite ultimately came up short in the fight and lost by decision. He hasn’t had his hand raised since, dropping four straight.
Hominick last fought at UFC 154 where he was outpointed by Pablo Garza.
“Over the last eleven years, I’ve truly gotten to live my passion with all my dreams by competing in professional Mixed Martial Arts and especially under the Zuffa banner. But UFC 154, that will be 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. I have a young daughter, I have another daughter on the way…I think that’s the next phase of my life, to put focus into that.”