"I've always stayed motivated," he told MMA Fighting. "I've never gotten in a rut, even losing three fights in a row. I'm still motivated and I'm still hungry. That's the biggest thing. I don't feel the desperation. I treat every fight like I want to win, and this fight's no different."
That said, Hominick certainly understands that his job could be at stake, saying, "my back's against the wall, no question." It's simply not something he focuses on, and, he says, it's not something he even thought much about until he started doing media rounds for the fight and interviewers continually brought it up.
"My goal is to compete in the UFC against the best guys in the division," he said. "That’s the only place I want to compete. I want to fight the best in the world and this is where it's at."
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