MMA Picture of the Weekend: Mark Hominick's Nasty Hematoma Courtesy of Jose Aldo
MMA fans have seen on numerous occasions displays of immeasurable heart and endurance, but you'll have to look hard to find many that sum up the tenacity and emotion Hominick showed during the fight.
After being stunned time and time again from Aldo's heavy hands, Hominick kept moving forward, trying to show any chink in the armor of the featherweight champ. The fifth round was by far Hominick's best round, as Hominick put it on Aldo from the guard position for the majority of the round; however, what the heart wanted the body could not produce, as exhaustion thoroughly has set in by then.
The fourth round was the fated round that brought a nasty short elbow from Aldo crashing into the side of Hominick's skull, causing the massive swelling seen in the picture above. Doctors, along with "Big" John McCarthy, decided to let the fight continue, and that alone allowed Hominick to display his, and I'm paraphrasing Dr. Seuss here, heart that was suddenly three sizes bigger that day.
Surgery and needles can take the massive blood sac away from Mark Hominick's forehead, but no one will ever take his heart, and that's a fact.