Tom Aspinall’s sole defeat in the Ultimate Fighting Championship came at the hands of Curtis Blaydes. On the other hand, the loss was brought about by an unexpected injury. In spite of this, he has resolved to get his revenge on Blaydes in order to make amends for the wrongs that had been done to him by his devastating loss. Considering that Aspinall is currently the interim heavyweight champion, this desire is notably more pronounced than it was before.
In a recent interview that aired on the MMA Hour, he discussed his aspiration to establish himself as the most dominant heavyweight fighter in the world. After being asked by the host, Ariel Helwani, who heavyweights, with the exception of Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic, he might be interested in fighting, Aspinall was quick to respond by stating that he would defend his dominant position against any opponent.
As I have stated before, I am, and I consider myself to be the most important. If the throne of the monarch is challenged by anyone, then the throne will be defended. The king is the most important person. My throne will be protected by me. In a perfect world, one of my losses in the UFC would be right now. At this very moment, I am in that position.
On the other hand, Aspinall did not waste any time in pointing out Blaydes and the peculiar manner in which their first confrontation at UFC Fight Night 208 came to an end. One thing that he is aware of, however, is that Blaydes is scheduled to battle Jailton Almeida at UFC 299, and that in order for the match to take place, Blaydes needs to emerge victorious.
When I was fighting Curtis Blaydes, I suffered an injury, which resulted in a loss. I don’t know how many victories I have, but I do know that I have one loss. I am aware that Curtis is going to have a significant fight with Almeida in the near future, and I might be able to get that fight back in my next fight. In the event that he prevails in that battle, I would wish to get revenge for that defeat.
Check out Tom Aspinall’s discussion of the heavyweight division, which can be found at 11:48:
Despite the fact that his ultimate objective is to fight Jones, Aspinall has accepted the possibility that he will never be able to compete against ‘Bones’ in the octagon. Despite the fact that Jones has recently made statements that indicate he has become more open to the notion of fighting Aspinall following the Miocic fight, those statements are ironic.
Tom Aspinall has never gone to decision
A fact that Tom Aspinall’s supporters might or might not have been aware of is that the Englishman has never been forced to go to a decision in either a victory or a loss. While three of his victories came by submission, eleven of his victories came through knockout or technical knockout. In addition, he has been defeated through technical knockout, submission, and disqualification.
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It was a bizarre knee injury that he sustained while fighting Curtis Blaydes that led to his loss via technical knockout. His submission loss, which occurred at BAMMA 21 and was caused by a heel hook, occurred during his early days in mixed martial arts and was against Stuart Austin. It is interesting to note that his disqualification loss took place at BAMMA 25, which was his final outing for the organization.
As a result of landing illegal 12-6 elbows during his fight with Łukasz Parobiec, the Englishman was disqualified from the competition.