The upcoming heavyweight clash is going to be for the interim heavyweight belt. Top contenders Sergei Pavlovich and Tom Aspinall accepted the fight on short notice after Stipe Miocic vs Jon Jones was cancelled. People have mixed thoughts on this upcoming fight; some are very excited, and some are utterly disappointed – Henry Cejudo seems to be one of them.
Cejudo believes the fight between Pavlovich and Aspinall is not worthy enough to be fought for the interim heavyweight belt. However, it will be fascinating to see the outcome of this event. In less than a few weeks, we will find out who turns out to be the interim heavyweight champion.
Henry Cejudo on Pavlovich vs Aspinall
In a recent YouTube video, Henry Cejudo shared his thoughts on the upcoming heavyweight fight between Pavlovich and Tom Aspinall and predicted the winner. “These are two guys that are up-and-coming, that are in their prime, that can potentially challenge a guy like Jones or Stipe, the winner of that,” Cejudo said as quoted by mmafighting.com. “It is exciting, but is it worth an interim heavyweight championship of the world? No, it isn’t.
I think we’re starting to dilute a little bit of what it is to actually be a UFC champion. I think this is more of a No. 1 contender spot, and I think that’s what you call it. I think maybe the UFC, if they’re going to do that, then start creating new belts or make the interim belt silver for that matter”.
Cejudo further said: “I’m going for the Russian, I think Sergei is a lot more agile. I think he brings a lot more power. I think Tom is good, I think Tom’s footwork could be a little problematic, but there’s something about Russians that they just come from a great school of technique, of the school of combat. For that reason, I got to go with Sergei. There’s a lot of hype with".