In The Sitdown, Jack Encarnacao is joined by beloved and grizzled MMA veteran Mark Hominick, who called it a career after his fourth consecutive loss at UFC 154 in November. From his boyhood playing street hockey to blossoming into a guaranteed exciting MMA fighter under late mentor Shawn Tompkins, "The Machine" goes in-depth on the highs and lows of his fighting life, and the example he wants to set for others in retirement.
Also, in the "Down to Business" segment, everything you need to know about this year's New Year's Eve fight card in Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Jack interviews Marcus Luer, managing director of Glory Sports International, which in addition to presenting a K-1 Grand Prix-style kickboxing tournament on New Year's Eve, has also licensed the well-known DREAM brand for an afternoon bill of MMA bouts featuring Shinya Aoki, Phil Baroni, Tatsuya Kawajiri, and others. Luer answers all the burning questions about what happened to the Japanese fight scene, and what rebuilding it require.
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