English heavyweight Tom Aspinall secured a sensational first-round knockout victory over Marcin Tybura at the much-anticipated UFC London event held at the O2 Arena.
The 30-year-old showcased his exceptional stand-up abilities, defeating his Polish opponent within a mere one minute and 13 seconds.
After the emphatic win, Tom Aspinall took the opportunity during his interview after the match to express his aspirations for future challenges. He set his sights on none other than the current heavyweight champion, Jon Jones.
With unwavering determination, he confidently declared his intention to attend the upcoming bout between Cyril Gane and Serghei Spivak in Paris, with the goal of facing the victor and subsequently claiming victory against Jon Jones.
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Aspinall said: “I’m gonna go to Paris, I’m gonna sit in the front row and see Cyril Gane vs. Serghei Spivak, I’m gonna beat the winner & then I’m gonna beat Jon Jones.”
Jon Jones quickly responded to Aspinall’s statement, showing interest in the potential matchup. During the press conference after the match, Aspinall further emphasized that a match with Jones would be the ultimate highlight of his career.
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He stated: “‘Jon Jones knows I exist… woo hoo! That’s a win in itself. I’ve been saying it all week that another goal of mine is to motivate Jon to stick around and fight me.”
‘It’s a dream fight of mine and I think I match-up well against him. I’m young and fresh. I’m big. I can do everything well.”
“I’m fast, strong and heavy. I just think I bring something different to him. I think he knows that as well.”
Confident in his abilities, Aspinall believes he matches up well against Jones. But a showdown with Jon Jones will have to wait, as Jones is scheduled to face Stipe Miocic in a title bout at UFC 295.
Nonetheless, Aspinall remains focused and has a plan in place. He aims to take on the winner of the Gane vs. Spivak fight in September.