According to the story, which sites several unnamed sources who predict the minor setback wil keep Aldo out until about September, Mendes will likely take a fight in the interim. Although no potential opponents have been named at this point, one fighter who would likely be up to facing Mendes is Mark Hominick, who logged a gutsy five-round war with Aldo in April at UFC 129 in Toronto.
Hominick has been linked to The Korean Zombie, Chan Sung Jung since Jung mentioned wanting a fight with the tough Canadian recently, but “The Machine” told us this week while in London, Ontario for MMA Live 1 that he thinks his stand-up will be too much for Jung to handle.
If MMAmath is any indication, he may be right.
Jung was knocked out in the second round by a highlight-reel headkick by George Roop – Hominick’s last victim — at WEC 51 in December. He rebounded at UFC Fight Night: Nogueira vs. Davis to beat Leonard Garcia by Twister in a rematch of their WEC 48 bout, earning Submission of the Night honors for the tapout.
Sources close to Hominick tell us that he hasn’t been offered the bout yet, but say it’s likely a fight he would look at taking for his next one in the Octagon if it’s presented.