“I’m not thinking about the title shot, I’m going out there and I want to win,” Hominick told The Sun recently. “But in the back of my mind, I do understand this is my career, this is my livelihood (and) winning this fight puts me back on track.”
If he manages to get another crack at the title, he wants it to be because he’s earned it, just as he did when he got his first shot at the belt.
“That really changed everything in my life,” Hominick said of the Aldo fight. “It really gave me an identity in the sport.”
In the basement of his home in Thamesford, a town with a couple thousand residents east of London, he shifts his daughter Raeya from one arm to the other as he points out his UFC 129 memorabilia on a shelf next to the various belts he has held over the years.
“It was a night that was going to go down in history, so just being part of it was special,” Hominick said. “But then having a fight that people remember is something that I’ll definitely (always) cherish.”
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