The top heavyweight contender Tom Aspinall claimed a thrilling first round knockout victory against Marcin Tybura and has significantly boosted his chances of achieving his dream of fighting Jon Jones for the prestigious UFC heavyweight title.
After the recent win, Aspinall has updated his professional record to 13-3, and even more importantly, he was successful in grabbing Jon Jones attention. Tom Aspinall said quite a lot about fighting Jon Jones, and Jones replied to him with a Tweet: “Sounds good lol”.
Aspinall can now rightfully demand a fight with the winner of Ciryl Gane vs Serghei Spivac. Jon Jones will be defending his belt against Stipe Miocic, and sadly he has mentioned that he will retire after that match – Tom Aspinall and Jon Jones’s fans worldwide would be expecting the opposite to happen.
Tom Aspinall’s thoughts on Jon Jones tweet
The 5th ranked heavyweight contender Tom Aspinall seems to be pretty thrilled knowing that Jon Jones responded to him and is aware of his presence. He strongly aspires to fight against Jon Jones, and it will be interesting to see if his dream can translate into reality.
“Jon Jones knows I exist,” Aspinall said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “Woo-hoo! That’s a win itself. I’m buzzing with that. What I want to do, and I’ve been saying it all week, is: I want to win my fights going forward, of course.
But also, another goal of mine is I want to motivate Jon Jones to stick around and fight me. Aspinall further said: That is my absolute dream. I think I match up well, it’s a dream fight of mine. I think I’m young and I’m fresh.
I’ve not got loads of miles on the clock. I’m big. I can do everything well. I’m fast, I’m strong, I’m heavy, which is unlike a lot of his opponents who he’s fought in the past. I just think I bring something different to him, and I think he knows that, as well”.
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