Tom Aspinall shares his thoughts on accepting the fight on 2 weeks short notice

Tom Aspinall ready for the challenge ahead, looks forward to securing a win.

by Aryan Lakhani
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Tom Aspinall shares his thoughts on accepting the fight on 2 weeks short notice
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The 4th ranked UFC heavyweight contender Tom Aspinall will be fighting against Sergei Pavlovich for the interim heavyweight belt. The fight between the two will be featured as the co-main event after Jon Jones was forced to withdraw due to an injury – the match with Stipe Miocic will be deferred to a later date.

Jiri Prochazka vs Alex Pereira will be the main event for UFC 295 card and Tom Aspinall vs Sergei Pavlovich will be the co-main event. This is Aspinall’s toughest career test and it will be fascinating to see how he makes use of the last minute opportunity.

Aspinall is confident in his abilities and looks forward to securing a win on 11th November.

Tom Aspinall on fighting Sergei Pavlovich

In a recent interview with TheMacLife, Tom Aspinall shared his thoughts on fighting Sergei Pavlovich and accepting the fight on short notice.

“I think that Pavlovich is the most dangerous to be honest. I think he’s the most dangerous guy in the UFC,” Aspinall said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com. “To be honest, it’s ******* the most dangerous situation you can have – fighting the most dangerous guy in the UFC on two weeks’ notice.

But I’m willing to put it all on the line. This is my absolute dream. “******* I’m doing a (Michael) Bisping, aren’t I? Bisping took it on two weeks’ notice. Bisping did it on two weeks’ notice and won against (Luke) Rockhold (at UFC 199), so why can’t I do it?I’m a dedicated guy.

Aspinall further said: I’m in the gym anyway, I would’ve liked longer than two weeks, you know what I mean, but you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. I’ll be ready, no excuses. I’ll be ready to go, and I’m coming to win.

I’m not coming to make any excuses or anything like that. The narrative of this fight isn’t gonna be I’ve taken the fight on two weeks’ notice. No, I’m ****** coming to win”.

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