Following an all out war between Mark Hominick and Jose Aldo at UFC 129, Hominick feels he was close to becoming the new UFC featherweight champion after his performance, despite losing by unanimous decision.
Via London Free Press:
“I came in a 4-1 underdog. A lot of people didn’t think I would last a round. I lasted all five. If there was a sixth round, I would have won. I knew he was running out of steam. I could hear him breathing hard after the first two rounds. I’m fine. The forehead is good. It’s really gone down a lot. I was worried the referee would stop the fight. … The way it works is I’ll probably get two more fights and then another title shot. Besides, I don’t know if (Aldo) wants another piece of me.”

Though Hominick suffered severe swelling in the fourth and fifth round, Aldo appeared extinguished throughout the fifth and was getting nailed with big punch from Hominick on the top. Was he a round from finishing the