Jon Jones reacts to Tom Aspinall’s win

Jon Jones reacts to Tom Aspinall's win

With a swift win over Marcin Tybura, #5 UFC heavyweight Tom Aspinall managed to capture the attention of reigning division champion Jon Jones.

“It was a tough year for me and I was not myself that year,” the British heavyweight said in a post-fight interview that headlined UFC Fight Night 224 in London. “This is a new version of me, and I won’t even say that I’m back, because now I’m just a different fighter, not like that year. I have changed both mentally and physically. I’m going to the end! I will fly to Paris for the fight between Cyril Gan and Sergey Spivak, I will beat the winner of this fight, and then I will beat Jon Jones.

“Sounds good lol,” the American fighter replied on the social media.

Recall that the fight between Cyril Gan and Sergey Spivak on September 2 will head the UFC Fight Night 226 tournament in Paris, and Jon Jones on November 11 at UFC 295 in New York will defend his title against Stipe Miocic, and most likely, this fight will end his professional career.

One can only wonder why the Briton, who knocked out the Pole at around 1:13 of the first round, did not mention the Russian Sergey Pavlovich, who occupies the first line in the UFC heavyweight ranking and remains without an appointed fight. In an interview before UFC Fight Night 224, Aspinall talked about his plans to deal with Tybura and then return to the octagon at UFC 295 in New York as a candidate fight, but it is clear that the winner of the fight Gan-Spivak will not have time to prepare for this date.