Hominick adds strength to MMATraining.com team
You’ve seen him compete in the UFC, WEC, TKO and around the globe. You’ve known him to battle whether it is in the ring, the octagon or simply every day in the gym. And now as an exclusive to MMATraining.com, you will get to know more about the man behind the machine. From his toughest fights, to videos of his legendary training routines – Mark brings his passion for the sport of MMA to the online world at MMATraining.com.
I got introduced to Martial Arts from a grade 9 orientation class within high school, I signed up that night after the first class and began competing nearly two weeks
after my first day. I began competing at the age of 13 years old in national grappling competitions as well as in Pankration, a hybrid martial arts system used by the Greeks.
I met Shawn Tompkins (current trainer) when I was 18 and began training Muay Thai and began fighting for Team Tompkins soon after. Before making my MMA debut, I competed in
Kickboxing and Muay Thai fights across North America in order to become a more complete MMA fighter. My first professional MMA fight was in 2002 in the UCC (now named TKO) where
I captured the Canadian 145lb title. Since my first MMA fight in June of 2002 I have competed in a variety of big nam organizations throughout North America, as well as Japan and
have competed and won in the UFC. Over the years I have had great opportunities to train with some of the best fighters in the world such as Shawn Tompkins, Jeff Curran and Randy
Couture among others. Each day I try to round out my MMA skills to be considered the best 145lb fighter in the world.
- 9 time TKO 145lb Champion.
- 2 time UFC veteren, undefeated in the Octagon
- IKF North American Kickboxing Champion
- ISKA Canadian Kickboxing Champion
- Shootboxing Japan bout winner
Coaching & Training
Currently I am one of the head trainers at Team Tompkins Muay Thai and Submission in London Ontario along with Sam Stout and Chris Horodecki. When preparing for competition I train at Xtreme Couture Las Vegas under Randy Couture as well as at Curran’s MMA with Jeff Curran, who holds a Pedro Sauer black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. If you are to succeed in the sport you need to focus yourself around great training partners who can push you past your limits and improve your overall game.
Within the MMA community I am regarded as a technical stand up fighter with strong conditioning, as they are a major concern with my training. In the off-season or in between fights, I focus on strength training and working on all of my weaknesses. When I am preparing for fights I stress specific fight strategy training and overall conditioning. I take my training extremely seriously and do not allow any distractions when preparing for a fight. During a training camp I generally train in two to two and a half hour training sessions six days per week focused around morning strength and conditioning and pad work and evening sparring, either stand up or ground. In between sessions I try to eat, rest and let my body heal and prepare for the next training session. By the end of the week, I normally look forward to Sunday where I can take my mind and body off MMA and perhaps catch a movie or something that I enjoy outside of training.
My goals within the sport are very simple; become the best 145lb fighter on the planet. I aim big, and push myself daily to reach that goal. Outside of competition I would like to have a positive effect on the sport and be thought of as someone who did a lot for the sport. Down the road I would like to own a MMA gym that caters to children and helps them to build strong values of hard work, respect and commitment.
In 2006 I graduated from the University of Windsor at the Odette School of Business. In the future I may plan to complete an MBA but my goals in the near future are around MMA. Fighting for the UFC for the first time was a dream come true and it was the culmination of years of hard work coming to realization. Although my Dad passed away soon after, I was pleased to have had that opportunity come to life in front of his eyes.