Those of you who are all into the UFC thing have probably already seen this. However, the grotesque deformity that became Mark "The Machine" Hominick's head during the featherweight-belt fight vs. Jose Aldo last night in Toronto is the type of thing that should be seen by the masses at dinnertime on a Sunday.
"I think I won over a lot of fans with my heart, and determination and conditioning. All I can do is grow from this as a fighter."
Aldo dominated the first four rounds, leaving Hominick bloodied and wearing a wince-inspiring welt on his forehead. After the fourth round, a ringside doctor checked Hominick, and it looked as if the fight might be stopped.
"John McCarthy really saved the day, the referee," said Hominick, 28. "He knows me not just as a fighter, he knows me on a personal level … and he knew it would have been devastating if he had of stopped the fight. You could see the last round was my best round, and that's where I almost finished him off. They let me have the opportunity."