Dominick Reyes shares his theory on why Jon Jones is avoiding the Tom Aspinall fight

Dominick Reyes explains why he thinks Jon Jones is not fighting Tom Aspinall.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Dominick Reyes shares his theory on why Jon Jones is avoiding the Tom Aspinall fight
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Tom Aspinall tried his level best to get under Jon Jones’ skin but it was nothing but a futile attempt as Jon Jones never even mentioned about fighting Tom Apsinall. MMA experts and fans believe Jon Jones is avoiding the Tom Aspinall fight because it could turn out to be a risky move and fighting Stipe Miocic is a safer option.

Dominick Reyes believes the same, he thinks Jon Jones is avoiding the Tom Aspinall fight because it could unnecessarily put everything he has earned at risk. Jon Jones will stick to fighting Stipe Miocic, their fight could take place any time in the second half of 2024.

After fighting Stipe Miocic Jon Jones may call it quits and retire. Only Francis Ngannou can pull Jon Jones out of retirement.

Dominick Reyes on Jon Jones vs Tom Apsinall

In a recent interview with Middle Easy, Dominick Reyes explained why he thinks Jon Jones is avoiding Tom Aspinall.

“I completely understand where Jon is coming from,” Reyes said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “Jon is Jon Jones. Say his name anywhere in the world and people recognize it. Fighting Tom is a risk management thing.

It’s almost the same reason why he didn’t rematch me, kind of thing: It’s too dangerous and not enough payoff. Tom is an excellent fighter. Tom is very similar to myself, but he’s a heavyweight, That’s super dangerous.

He moves extremely well, he’s very quick, his wrestling is really good, his grappling is good, his power is off the charts. How is that going to benefit Jon? Beating the most recent champion? No, let’s fight the greatest heavyweight of all time, Stipe Miocic.

Is he not the greatest with his defenses? One of the greatest of all time, an active great. Jon is a great himself, so he’s going to fight another active great”.

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