Mark Hominick is no stranger to big fights. The UFC and Affliction veteran will enter his January 24th Affliction fight with the same pressures that all big fighters face throughout their careers. This time he’ll be facing MFS product LC Davis (12-1) in the biggest fight of his career.
For this fight, Hominick moved his training camp full time to Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas under the watchful eye of long time coach Shawn Tompkins. At 16-8 Hominick is looking to crack into the worlds top 10 in his quest to become the best 145 lbs fighter in the world. Back in July at Affliction 1 Hominick got back on track when he scored an impressive submission win over former top 10 fighter Savant Young.
We caught up with Hominick after a hard sparring session at Xtreme Couture Las Vegas to get his thoughts on his upcoming fight. The man with the legendary gas tank gave us some insight on how this training camp has been different than others.
“Training is going well this far. The only change I have made in the training is adding some powerlifting into the regiment, which has noticeably improved my performance.”
“I am in Vegas now at ‘home’ with my coach Shawn Tompkins which adds to my confidence and overall game because of the great fighters at Xtreme Couture.”
“I am facing a well rounded fighter from a good camp. With that being said the only advantage I see him having me on us the wrestling which has been a major focus in the camp.” Hominick has been working closely with George St. Pierre’s former wrestling coach Nick Johnson.
Davis is no push over. He is coming off 3 straight wins and the only loss in his career is to Wagnney Fabiano, who most consider one of the world’s best. Davis is an IFL veteran, but has never fought on a stage as large as Affliction. A stage that he’ll have to share with Fedor, Arlovski and Barnett. That is never an easy task, and Hominick is cognizant of his opponents big fight inexperience.
“(LC) is a good athlete overall, so he does bring a lot to the table, I just don’t think he has faced competition like myself before. I have been in the big show before and want to show him what it is like early in the fight. I expect nothing but the best from LC and am preparing for one of the most well rounded athletes I have ever faced before.”
Hominick will be prepared for the pressure that a fight of this magnitude brings. He’s been doing it his entire fight career and this time will be no different. His journey to the top will continue January 24th, in Anaheim, California.