Michael Bisping agrees with Stipe Miocic’s decision to turn down Tom Aspinall fight at UFC 300: “The man’s 42 years old in August”

By Harry Kettle - January 26, 2024

UFC commentator Michael Bisping has explained why he agrees with Stipe Miocic’s decision not to fight Tom Aspinall.

Tom Aspinall, Stipe Miocic

As many fans know, Stipe Miocic was scheduled to challenge Jon Jones for the UFC heavyweight championship last November. Unfortunately, due to an injury sustained by Jon, the bout was called off.

Instead, Tom Aspinall appeared on the UFC 295 card and captured the interim heavyweight title. In the eyes of many, the next move would be for him to take on Jones when he was fit and healthy in order to unify the belts.

Alas, the promotion doesn’t feel the same way. Stipe Miocic is still set to receive the title shot, despite how long it’ll likely take for us to arrive at that contest.

RELATED: Tom Aspinall reveals Stipe Miocic rejected UFC 300 clash: “I, of course, accepted”

Recently, Aspinall claimed that Stipe turned down the opportunity to fight the Englishman at UFC 300. In the eyes of Michael Bisping, that was probably a good move from the heavyweight GOAT.

Bisping agrees with Miocic

“The man’s 42 years old in August. He hasn’t fought since he got knocked out against Francis Ngannou almost three years ago,” Bisping said on his YouTube channel. “And in that three years, let’s be honest, you’re declining, you’re getting older, so yeah, go fight Tom Aspinall, everyone thinks you’re the man, but what’s at risk? Well, the fight with Jon Jones.”

“Now I’m a fan of Tom Aspinall, OK, but if I’m managing Stipe, I say you sidestep Tom Aspinall all day long,” Bisping said. “Even if Stipe looked kind of interested, I would give him a slap in the face. I’m like, ‘What are you talking about?’ Fighters need to be protected from themselves, and if Stipe was thinking about that, it just doesn’t make smart business sense.”

Quotes via MMA Junkie

Do you agree with Michael Bisping? Let us know, BJPENN Nation!

This article appeared first on BJPENN.COM


Michael Bisping Stipe Miocic Tom Aspinall UFC