Tom Aspinall won the interim UFC heavyweight belt after defeating Sergei Pavlovich last weekend, and can hope to get a chance to fight for the organisation’s lineal belt, which is held by Jon Jones.
It will be “Bones” himself who will fight in New York, where he will defend the division’s lineal belt against Stipe Miocic. But an injury to Jones prevented the fight from happening and caused the Englishman to be called up for the interim title bout against Pavlovic, which could fulfill his dream.
After the fight, Aspinall revealed his hope that a potential meeting with Jones could take place in England. Especially in Manchester, which is close to his hometown (Salford). But also the opportunity of Wembley hosting a fight of this magnitude excites the fighter
– Now I’ll enjoy it. But I think we should do Jon Jones against me in Manchester. It would be something very special for me and I know the UFC would agree to do it. It will be very special – declared the English fighter.
– But it would also be incredible (if the match was in London, at Wembley). It wouldn’t have to be in Manchester, but if an all-time MMA fighter was pitted against the UK heavyweight champion on home soil, it would be crazy. Let’s go – added Aspinall.
Despite not being at Madison Square Garden, Jon Jones didn’t look away from UFC 295. He quickly posted a message after the fight talking about the new champion and potential future opponent.
-Tom, congratulations on becoming interim heavyweight champion. “It was an absolutely amazing performance,” wrote “Bones.”
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