The top heavyweight contender Tom Aspinall recently fought against Marcin Tybura and secured an aggressive 1st round knockout win. Aspinall is ambitious about the future; he wants to fight Jon Jones. However, Aspinall will have to prove himself on a few more occasions to be granted that massive of a fight.
Aspinall recognizes the climb needed to get a title shot; he is ready to fight a challenging opponent next. Aspinall wants Ciryl Gane, and if Gane refuses to fight, Apsinall is ready to fight Sergei Pavlovich. If Jon Jones retires in November after defending his belt against Stipe Miocic, the chances are high for the emerging heavyweight fighters to fight for it in the near future.
Tom Aspinall on what he wants next
In a recent interview with The Mac Life, Tom Aspinall shared his thoughts on fighting Ciryl Gane and revealed that he is ready to fight anyone as long as it assures him the title fight.
“I’m no bully,” Aspinall said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “If he doesn’t want the fight, I’m not going to try and force it on him. I wanted to go in the cage. The UFC didn’t want me to go in the cage.
Yeah, if he wants the fight, it’s here. If he doesn’t want the fight, we’ll see. I know I’m a bad matchup for him. I think that stylistically it’s a good matchup for me, but if he doesn’t want it, then I understand.
Well, that only leaves one guy left: the big Russian fella who nobody wants, I’m happy to step up and take that. Aspinall further said: Like I’m more than happy to fight Sergei Pavlovich. I was supposed to fight two times before.
The fights didn’t happen for whatever reason. Yeah, let’s do it. I’m happy to fight anyone that gets me close to the title”.
Ciryl Gane on fighting Tom Aspinall
During the recent post-fight press conference, Ciryl Gane said the following when asked if he would fight Tom Aspinall next: “I don’t have a good answer for that,” Gane said, as quoted by mmafighting.com. “Since I started my career, I had no answer, no matter who, no matter.
Do you remember my first words? Anyone, anywhere — do you remember that? I stay exactly the same guy but I want to go to the belt”.