Canadian featherweight Hominick retires from MMA
Mark Hominick, right, from Thamesford, Ont. takes a kick to the head from Pablo Garcia, from Fargo, ND, during their UFC Featherweight fight Saturday, November 17, 2012 in Montreal. Garcia won with an unanimous decision. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)
Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012 9:16AM EST
TORONTO - Canadian featherweight Mark (The Machine) Hominick is retiring at the age of 30.
The veteran mixed martial arts fighter made the announcement on the "UFC Tonight" TV show.
Hominick (20-12) has lost his last four fights, a run that start with a loss to champion Jose Aldo at UFC 129 in April 2011 in Toronto.
Hominick rallied in the fifth round against Aldo for a thrilling finale but lost the decision.
Hominick's pro career dates back to 2002. He fought in both the UFC and WEC.