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Tom Aspinall feels for the European UFC fans: “Absolutely terrible”



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Tom Aspinall is the UFC interim heavyweight champion. Photo via Instagram (@tomaspinallofficial)

UFC’s interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall is not happy with the promotion’s decision to put the upcoming UFC 304 on U.S prime time. The event will take place in Manchester, England, on July 27, and the interim champ is expected to defend his title on that card.

“As a fan who wants to watch it live, I think it is absolutely terrible. I think… yeah, it’s just not fair on the fans, not fair on the U.K. fans,” Aspinall responded to a fan question about the topic on his YouTube channel.

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Tom Aspinall: “Let’s put it on U.K. time!”

The British heavyweight claimed that the UFC has an mostly American audience, but still thinks it’s unfair to make the European fans adept to the American market.

“Why can’t they sell to them in the afternoon — which is our evening time? Why can’t the Americans watch it in the afternoon? And the U.K. fans, the Manchester fans, the European fans, can all fly to this event [and] sell out this new arena.”

“I mean, it’s going to sell out regardless, mate. We’re very, very, very, very lucky to have a pay-per-view event in Manchester. Very lucky. But U.K. MMA, let’s put it on U.K. time.”

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