Tom Aspinall showed how great he was this past Saturday. It is because he defeated Sergei Pavlovich for the interim heavyweight title. Now that the Englishman has captured interim gold. A meeting with undisputed champion Jon Jones seems inevitable. It will be interesting to see who and where he fights next. Aspinall speaks on this in the UFC 295 post-fight press conference.
Tom Aspinall On Jon Jones Fight
There was a real buzz around the fight as two promising heavyweights went toe-to-toe. The contest was on short notice, which added to speculation and intrigue around the clash. Aspinall came to New York and knocked out Pavlovich in the first round. What makes Aspinall’s performance impressive is because he came in on short notice. Now that he holds an interim title, he will fight Jones in the future. Aspinall talks post-fight about the contest with Jones.
“I’ve seen Jon talking nice stuff about me on a podcast as well; it’s nice.
“It’s always nice to hear nice things about you, but from someone like that, who I look up to even more so. Thank you, Jon, and give me the opportunity. Let me do it; give me my dream fight.”
Now that the UK has two champions, it would make sense for a pay-per-view in the British Isles. Aspinall said he would like to fight in the UK with the belt.
“That would be incredible. It doesn’t have to be in Manchester.
“But if we do the greatest fighter of all time versus the UK heavyweight champion of the UFC in the UK. that would be insane let’s do it.”
After a stunning performance on Saturday. Aspinall has been on the lips of big names, including Dana White and Jones.
Jones spoke about Aspinall on X.
“Tom, congratulations on the interim heavyweight championship belt! That was an awesome performance!”
White had this to say post-fight and stated that Miocic vs Jones is next.
“No. You do those two [Jones and Miocic]. Those two both deserve that fight.”
“That’s the fight they want. When JJ heard he had an injury, he went to LA and got the surgery. He’s already in physical therapy.”
All quotes via Daily Mail
It will be interesting to see what happens next in the heavyweight division. One thing is sure: Aspinall will be a mainstay.
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