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Jon Jones Points Out The ‘Irony’ in Tom Aspinall Calling His Fight With Curtis Blaydes a “Lose-Lose” Situation

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Jon Jones, the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion, has weighed in on the recent comments made by Tom Aspinall, the interim heavyweight titleholder. Aspinall expressed reluctance to face Curtis Blaydes, citing the fight as a “lose-lose situation.” Jones, however, finds the situation ironic and has shared his perspective on the matter.

Tom Aspinall’s Dilemma

In the lead-up to UFC 304, where Aspinall is set to defend his interim title against Blaydes, the British fighter voiced his concerns. He acknowledged that Blaydes poses a tough challenge but lacks the popularity to make the risk worthwhile. Essentially, Aspinall believes that defeating Blaydes wouldn’t significantly boost his stock due to Blaydes’ lesser recognition in the MMA world.

Jon Jones’ Response

Jon Jones, who has been eyeing a return to the Octagon for his first title defense, found Aspinall’s reasoning intriguing. He quote-tweeted Aspinall’s comments with a simple statement: “Oh the irony.” Jones has consistently praised Aspinall’s skills, yet he himself has faced criticism for not immediately taking on the interim champion.

 

Since winning the UFC heavyweight title against Ciryl Gane at UFC 285, Jones has yet to defend the belt. His scheduled fight against Stipe Miocic was postponed due to injury, allowing Aspinall to step in and claim the interim championship. Despite this, Jon Jones remains focused on his eventual clash with Miocic, emphasizing the legacy fight between the two veterans and he has been avoiding a fight with Tom Aspinall because of the same reason Tom Aspinall wants to avoid fighting Curtis Blaydes.

As the heavyweight division awaits Jones’ return, the dynamics between champions, interim titleholders, and rising contenders continue to evolve. Whether Aspinall’s dilemma truly holds irony or if Jones’ assessment prevails, the MMA community eagerly anticipates the next chapter in this intriguing saga.

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