Tom Aspinall is just a few steps away from becoming the UFC interim heavyweight champion, but the task ahead is far from easy. Aspinall will be facing the super-competitive Sergei Pavlovich. The winner of this fight could potentially get the opportunity to be the next title challenger for the heavyweight belt.
Aspinall looks forward to fighting Jon Jones; he may have to wait for a long time as Jon Jones will take a few months to recover fully. The interim title fight is less than 48 hours away. This fight is the turning point for both fighters, and it will be very interesting to see who ends up making proper use of it.
Tom Aspinall on interim belt and Jon Jones fight
During the recent media day, Tom Aspinall spoke about fighting for the interim belt and explained how he still looks forward to fighting Jon Jones. “I’m just fine with the interim,” Aspinall said, as quoted by mmafighting.com.
“I’m not too bothered about it. It will all work itself out, I’m sure. Jon Jones is obviously one of the best to ever do it. I would love to share the octagon with him one day. I’ve got a lot of respect for him.
Aspinall on accepting the fight on short notice: Absolutely love his game. Massive fan of his.As far as if it’s for the interim title or the vacant title, it doesn’t really bother me too much. I know I’ve got the size and the strength and all the other stuff, the physical attributes to fight and I know when I’m ready to fight.
Aspinall on fighting Jon Jones: Obviously, I wouldn’t have took this fight if I didn’t think I was close to being ready. I’m much more confident now moving forward.I’d love to fight Jon Jones,I’ve said that all along.
It’s not disrespect to Jon Jones. I couldn’t respect him more for what he’s done in the sport. I’d like to fight Jon Jones after this for sure”.