Interim UFC heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall can’t see why Jon Jones is still the champ.
Aspinall knocked out the dangerous KO artist Sergei Pavlovich in just over a minute in the co-main event of UFC 295 a few months ago. In a new interview with Michael Bisping, the 30-year-old claimed that it should be enough for him to be the champion, especially regarding Jones’ injury.
“I think Jon Jones should be stripped from the title, to be honest, because everyone else does when they get injured like that,” Aspinall recently said. “I don’t see why he’s still got it, I don’t understand that. I should be the real champion right now.”
Tom Aspinall: “Why do we get this legacy fight?”
Tom Aspinall is known for being humble outside the cage, but now he feels like it’s his time now.
“It’s hard to say without sounding rude, but who [is asking] about Jon Jones and Stipe anymore,” Aspinall asked. “Why do we get this legacy fight? And they get to live by their own rules? What’s a legacy fight — a retirement fight for a title? I want to fight Stipe and then I want to fight Jon Jones.”
The British heavyweight calls the situation ‘rubbish’.
“Stop protecting him now, stop protecting your boy Jon Jones at the top. If he’s injured, get out of the way and I’ll fight Stipe.”
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