Tom Aspinall claims that the UFC has improved a lot in terms of quality, and he thinks that the heavyweight division is the best since the establishment of this MMA organization. He also talked about his plans and future and hopes for a match with Sergei Pavlovich (18-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC).
He thinks it would be a very exciting fight that fans would want to see. “I think it’s going to be Pavlovich who I fight next, if you ask me,” Aspinall said on UFC Unfiltered. “That’s it. That’s the ideal situation, me and Pavlovich.
“I think it’s the most exciting fight in the heavyweight division right now. I believe that right now I have the shortest average time in the UFC, and he has the second-shortest average time, which is wild. Stick us two in the cage and see what happens.
It’s going to be absolutely insane”.
The retirement of champion Jon Jones would usher in a new era in the UFC
Soon, the long-announced UFC 295 is waiting for us, where the fight in the heavyweight division for the belt between champion Jon Jones and former champion Stipe Miocic will be very important.
It is certain that this match arouses great interest, so until this match is over, Aspinall would not be able to say what his future is. Maybe Jones will soon say goodbye to his career and retire, that would mean a new era of the UFC.
“That’s the big question, and we’re in a bit of a strange situation with the heavyweight division right now,” Aspinall said. “Usually it’s who’s going to win the fight. In this situation, it’s who’s going to win the fight and who’s going to retire? Are they both going to retire? Or is no one going to retire? What’s going to happen? “My path to the heavyweight title is – I don’t know.
I’m not one of them guys who wants to sit out and wait my turn. That’s not really my scene. I’m not looking past anybody. If I’m healthy, I’m ready to go. I’ll fight anybody. I’m willing to do whatever I can or whatever it takes to prove to everybody and myself that I deserve to be the heavyweight champion.
I know I can do it”. as quoted by MMAJunkie