Tom Aspinall is hopeless about the Jon Jones fight

Tom Aspinall expressively talks about fighting Jon Jones.

by Aryan Lakhani
Tom Aspinall is hopeless about the Jon Jones fight
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The UFC interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall eagerly wants to fight Jon Jones but his wish has been neglected by him. Aspinall believes Jon Jones is choosing Stipe Miocic over him because Miocic is an easier opponent and hasn’t competed in 4 years.

It will take Jon Jones at least 2-3 months to fully recover; his return can be expected in the second half of the year. It is unlikely for UFC to swap Stipe Miocic with Tom Aspinall, but if that does happen, fans would surely love to see that.

Because of the uncertainty, Tom Aspinall seems to be hopeless about the whole idea of sharing the cage with Jon Jones, as he might retire right after he faces Stipe Miocic.

Tom Aspinall on fighting Jon Jones

Recently on OLBG, Tom Aspinall shared his thoughts on fighting Jon Jones and tried explaining why the fight won’t happen.

“It’s quite simple, I want to fight Jones but Jones wants to fight Miocic and that’s it,” Aspinall said, as quoted by “Jones is great at deflecting the truth; he’s like a politician.

When I start talking about wanting to fight him he starts talking about resumes and history and the things that he’s done that’s better than me. I just want to fight him and beat him right now and he doesn’t want to do that.

There’s not one interview, one post, one clip anywhere online where Jon Jones says he wants to fight me. I don’t know why. I don’t want to be the guy that says he’s scared to fight me because the guy had a million fights and fought millions of good people, but I know one thing for sure, he is not keen on fighting me right now”.

Tom Aspinall thinks UFC is against the matchup

“The UFC do not want [us to fight]. I don’t know why this is happening. Money, I guess. I don’t know what’s going on. It’s completely unheard of that when you’ve got a healthy champion — and I know Jon Jones isn’t healthy at the moment, but he will become healthy — and when he returns it’s completely unheard of [to not make the fight between champions]”.

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