UFC interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall continues to showcase his exceptional physical prowess. In a recent workout session with former World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall, Aspinall demonstrated an astonishing feat of strength. He lifted 57.5kg (126lb or nine stone) on each arm during an inclined dumbbell press.
In a video, Eddie Hall expresses his disbelief at an MMA competitor managing to press 60kg bells, a feat beyond expectations. He said: “You would never in a million years expect a fighter to be able to press 60kg bells.”
With humility, Aspinall corrects him by saying: “Fifty seven and a half…”
But Hall acknowledged: “Might as well round it up to 60. Might as well. It was impressive, mate.”
The 30-year-old British star successfully completed six reps, showcasing strength equivalent to lifting the combined weight of two 125lb combatants in each hand.
Social media erupted with admiration for Aspinall’s skills. Some of the comments were as follows:
“Elevated pressing too. Boy’s a beast.”
“That’s Pantoja in one are and Moreno in the other…”
This isn’t the first time Aspinall has left the world surprised. Following his swift knockout of heavyweight contender Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 295, he unleashed a monstrous right hand on the talkSPORT punch machine.
With a score of 942, Aspinall fell barely short of English boxing champion Johnny Fisher’s record of 965.
Nevertheless, fans were captivated by his sheer power.
Aspinall’s latest strength feat coincides with his frustration in the current heavyweight landscape. Eager for an undisputed matchup with heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Aspinall faces challenges due to Jones’ injury and a preference to face Stipe Miocic.
The UFC extended an invitation for the interim champion to face Miocic at UFC 300 in April. But the two-time heavyweight champion declined, stating that he was only interested in Jones.
Aspinall then posted the following on X:
“Believe it or not I respect Jon Jones and everything he has done. So impressive. I wish him all the best in his recovery and return against Stipe Miocic.”
“While we are talking about Stipe Miocic, my manager was contacted by the UFC asking if I’d like to fight him on apr [April] 13th. I, of course, accepted.”
“A little later, we were told that Stipe Miocic doesn’t want to fight me, and only interested in fighting Jon Jones.
“On that note. I will stop crying, accept it ain’t gonna happen and enjoy the fight that me and all the other fans want to see. Legend vs legend for the heavyweight title. Maximum respect guys. Yay.”