Between Rounds interview with Mark Hominick

Affliction featherweight Mark Hominick was the guest on this week's edition of "Between Rounds" radio show, which is available every Tuesday on MMAFighting.com.

Hominick (16-8), who defeated Savant Young at Affliction "Banned" in July, will compete on the promotion's follow-up show on Jan. 24 against L.C. Davis (11-1), an IFL veteran who trains with Miletich Fighting Systems.

"He's definitely a strong athletic guy," Hominick said. "He's got a good wrestling base. He trains with a good camp and I think he's going to be a good test for me. It's going to be a fight where I can show how far my wrestling and my ground game has come. And also I'm going to showcase my standup, so I'm going to show how well-rounded I've come that night."

Listen to the full interview here.

On fighting for Affliction:

"From a fighter's perspective, I've never been treated that well at any event I've been to. It was amazing from top to bottom, they treated you like rockstars. It was pretty cool to be a part of the show. And actually I was thinking the whole time, I was just honored to be a part of it, and again, I'm honored to be a part of the second show as well."

On his new gym in London, Ontario, Canada:

"We've kinda taken the Team Tompkins name and carried on the tradition with the boys now that Shawn's now moved onto Vegas. Sam Stout, Chris Horodecki and myself, we opened the Adrenaline Training Centre, which is basically a continuation of the Team Tompkins name and gym. Just bigger and better things right now, so we're pretty excited about it."

On Shawn Tompkins:

"Not even just as a fighter, as a person, as a man, everything. He's taken everyone from the ground up and taken them to the level you kinda dream about. I never though I'd be able to do this full time, make it to the UFC, fighting in Affliction, fighting in all these shows. He's the one making it possible. He's taken us from little boys into men and that's kind of the person he is."

On showing he's more than just a striker:

"We've got a new jiu-jitsu instructor up here, Rowan Cunningham. He's definitely one of the best in Canada. He's totally improved my game and I just got to go in there and show it really. Everybody just expects me to go in there and strike and that's all I can do. I'm just going to shock the world everytime I go in there if all people think is that all I can do is strike. I can submit, I can wrestle, I just gotta prove that."

On his goals at this point of his career:

"My mindset is all I want to fight are top ten guys. I never want guys who ducked anybody, I always I want to fight, main event fights. Those are the kind of fights I want to be in. That's the direction I'm going right now. I'm to the point right now where's it's almost like I don't care. I just want to go in there and do it. Fight the best. I think that's what the mentality should be for any guy that's competing int his sport. It's getting so competitive now, if you're not here to be number one, then you don't deserve to be here."

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