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Jon Jones
Jon Jones

Dan Hardy wants Jon Jones stripped of UFC heavyweight title: "I do think it's time"

Fernando Quiles - May 20, 2024

Dan Hardy believes Tom Aspinall vs. Curtis Blaydes should determine the true undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion. Aspinall has a hold of the interim gold, which he won after knocking out Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 295 back in November 2023. Jon Jones, the UFC heavyweight titleholder, has been out of action since March 2023. An injury prevented him from defending his gold against Stipe Miocic last year. It’s a fight the UFC still has on its radar.

Jon Jones and Tom Aspinall
Jon Jones

Jon Jones believes Tom Aspinall could lose UFC 304 title defense against Curtis Blaydes: "He's drinking his own Kool-aid"

Josh Evanoff - May 17, 2024

UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones isn’t so sure that Tom Aspinall is going to make it through Curtis Blaydes. Earlier this week, it was made official that the British fighter would be fighting in the co-main event of UFC 304 in Manchester. Months after defeating Sergei Pavlovich to win interim gold, Tom Aspinall will look to make his first title defense against Curtis Blaydes. ‘Razor’ previously defeated the heavyweight by first-round stoppage due to injury in 2022.

Tom Aspinall and Ciryl Gane
Tom Aspinall

Tom Aspinall reveals Ciryl Gane turned down UFC 304 interim title fight

Cole Shelton - May 16, 2024

Tom Aspinall will be defending his interim heavyweight title at UFC 304 in Manchester against Curtis Blaydes but that wasn’t the original plan. Aspinall will be rematching Blaydes in the co-main event of UFC 304 in an intriguing matchup. Most fans seemed to think that was the fight that made the most sense, but according to Aspinall, Ciryl Gane was originally offered the title fight but he turned it down due to him filming a movie.

Jon Jones and Tom Aspinall
Tom Aspinall

Jon Jones says ‘intern’ heavyweight champ Tom Aspinall is “just as selfish” by waiting for undisputed title fight

Harry Kettle - May 10, 2024

UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones has called Tom Aspinall selfish for waiting to fight the winner of Jon’s potential bout with Stipe Miocic. As we know, Jon Jones is working his way back to full fitness ahead of his return to the Octagon. The expectation is that he’ll take on Stipe Miocic, in a contest that we’ve been waiting to see for quite some time now.

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Tom Aspinall vents frustration with “absolutely terrible” UFC 304 start time

Susan Cox - April 30, 2024

Tom Aspinall is venting his frustration with what he calls an ‘absolutely terrible’ UFC 304 start time. UFC 304 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 27th at the Co-Op Live Arena in Manchester, England.

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Ciryl Gane

Chael Sonnen shares 'big risk' associated with possible Tom Aspinall vs. Ciryl Gane clash at UFC 304

Curtis Calhoun - April 25, 2024

Chael Sonnen feels that a Tom Aspinall vs. Ciryl Gane matchup at UFC 304 could be potentially disastrous for the matchmakers. Aspinall is expected to return to defend the interim UFC heavyweight title at UFC 304 in July. As of this writing, his intended return hasn’t been announced, but it’s expected to be shared in the coming weeks.

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Tom Aspinall announces UFC 304 return in Manchester: "Waiting for my opponent to accept"

Josh Evanoff - April 17, 2024

Interim UFC heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall is set to return to Manchester later this year. The British heavyweight has been out of action since a short-notice fight against Sergei Pavlovich last November. Tom Aspinall famously stepped up on just two weeks’ notice, after Jon Jones suffered a torn pec. As a result, ‘Bones’, as well as his opponent, Stipe Miocic, were pulled from UFC 295.

Tom Aspinall
Tom Aspinall

Ciryl Gane hits back at Tom Aspinall's "ducking" accusations

Harry Kettle - April 9, 2024

UFC heavyweight star Ciryl Gane has hit back at Tom Aspinall for claiming that he has a history of ducking opponents. For a while now, there’s been a lot of talk about what’s next for both Ciryl Gane and Tom Aspinall. Some have even suggested they could battle it out over Tom’s interim heavyweight title. In a recent interview, however, the Englishman explained why he can’t picture that happening.

Jamahal Hill, Tom Aspinall
Tom Aspinall

Jamahal Hill teases fight with Tom Aspinall after UFC 300: "We both got power"

Josh Evanoff - April 5, 2024

Former light-heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill is down to face Tom Aspinall after UFC 300. ‘Sweet Dreams’ is set to end a yearlong layoff later this month at UFC 300. At the milestone event, Jamahal Hill will fight Alex Pereira for the title that he never lost. The former champion famously vacated the title last summer, after suffering a brutal Achilles injury. He will now return, in the main event of one of the biggest cards ever.

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Tom Aspinall

Jon Jones training partner refutes the notion that ‘Bones’ should fight Tom Aspinall over Stipe Miocic: “Him beating Tom, what are people gonna say?”

Susan Cox - April 2, 2024

Jon Jones training partner is refuting the notion that ‘Bones’ should fight Tom Aspinall over Stipe Miocic. Jones (27-1 MM) was scheduled to fight Stipe Miocic (20-4 MMA) in a title bout last November at UFC 295, but the fight was cancelled due to ‘Bones’ tearing a pectoral tendon in training camp.

Tom Aspinall
Tom Aspinall

UFC interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall calls for a rematch with Curtis Blaydes: “It’s personal in a professional kind of way”

Harry Kettle - March 27, 2024

UFC interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall has given his thoughts on a rematch with Curtis Blaydes. Right now, Tom Aspinall is in limbo. He is the interim champion, but it doesn’t seem likely that he’ll get the chance to unify the belt against Jon Jones. Instead, Jon is holding out for a legacy showdown with Stipe Miocic.

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Tom Aspinall

Dana White confirms plans for Tom Aspinall to defend interim UFC title: "It's not right to let him sit"

Josh Evanoff - March 26, 2024

With Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic on the shelf, Dana White is ready to get UFC interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall active. The British fighter last competed at UFC 295 in November. After Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic was canceled, the promotion subbed in Tom Aspinall vs. Sergei Pavlovich. The two competed for the interim heavyweight title, as ‘Bones’ was expected to be out of action for months.

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Tom Aspinall

Tom Aspinall reacts to Jon Jones removing hand from his shoulder during tense run-in: "I wasn't there to be disrespectful"

Fernando Quiles - March 17, 2024

Jon Jones and Tom Aspinall recently had a tense moment, and the interim UFC heavyweight champion has now responded to the brief encounter. Jones and Aspinall were able to have a brief conversation during the Arnold’s Sports Festival UK in Birmingham, England. Aspinall put his hand on “Bones'” shoulder, but Jones calmly took his hand off of him. The two did have a cordial conversation about a potential fight, but Jones turned down a face-to-face photo with Tom. Instead, he opted for a regular side-by-side picture with Aspinall.

Tom Aspinall
Tom Aspinall

Tom Aspinall responds to callout from UFC 299 winner Curtis Blaydes

Fernando Quiles - March 10, 2024

Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion Tom Aspinall has given an emphatic response to Curtis Blaydes’ recent challenge. Blaydes was in action in the featured UFC 299 preliminary bout. He took on Jailton Almeida , and things went awry for the Brazilian in the second round. When Almeida went for a takedown, Blaydes rained down punches to knock his opponent out.

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Tom Aspinall

Tom Aspinall goes to bat for “misunderstood” Paddy Pimblett amidst online hate

Susan Cox - March 6, 2024

Tom Aspinall is going to bat for ‘misunderstood’ Paddy Pimblett amidst online hate. Paddy ‘The Baddy’ Pimblett (21-3 MMA) last fought and defeated Tony Ferguson (25-10 MMA) by unanimous decision this past December at UFC 296.

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Tom Aspinall

Bellator champion Ryan Bader shares advice for Tom Aspinall amidst frustrations over undisputed UFC title fight

Harry Kettle - February 14, 2024

Bellator heavyweight king Ryan Bader has given Tom Aspinall some advice regarding his pursuit of an undisputed UFC title fight. For months now, Tom Aspinall has been asking for an undisputed heavyweight championship opportunity. He is the current interim champion, with Jon Jones holding the undisputed gold.

Tom Aspinall, Alex Pereira
Tom Aspinall

Tom Aspinall opens up on UFC 300 negotiations to fight Alex Pereira: "I'm good to go!"

Josh Evanoff - February 12, 2024

Interim UFC heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall was down to fight Alex Pereira in April. The British fighter has been out of action since a short-notice bout with Sergei Pavlovich in November. Tom Aspinall famously stepped up on two weeks’ notice, after Jon Jones pulled out of his title defense with Stipe Miocic. As a result, the Brit faced Pavlovich for interim gold.

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Tom Aspinall

UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones says a future fight with interim title holder Tom Aspinall is “definitely not off the table”

Fernando Quiles - February 12, 2024

Jon Jones will not dismiss the possibility of fighting interim UFC heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall. Jones is the main UFC heavyweight champion, but he couldn’t go through with a planned defense against Stipe Miocic at UFC 295 back in November 2023. Jones suffered a torn pectoral muscle, and had to be sidelined. As a result, Aspinall was booked to face Sergei Pavlovich for the interim gold. Aspinall scored a first-round knockout win.

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