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Tom Aspinall explains why he would defeat Jon Jones

Surging contender Tom Aspinall explained why he would defeat UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones in a title fight.

Aspinall finished Marcin Tybura in the first round at UFC London, putting himself in a position to potentially compete for the heavyweight strap after one more victory. The Brit called out the winner of the UFC Paris main event between Ciryl Gane and Serghei Spivac for the next time he steps into the cage, but his ultimate goal is to win the title against Jones.

At UFC 295 in November, Jones takes on former champ Stipe Miocic for all the marbles. Should Jones win that fight, and should he stick around the sport afterward, Aspinall is hoping that he gets the chance to have what he calls a “dream fight” against the legend “Bones.”

“I think I match up well. It’s a dream fight of mine, and I think I’m young and I’m fresh. I don’t have loads of (miles), and I’m big. I can do everything well, I’m fast, I’m strong, I’m heavy — which isn’t like a lot of his opponents in the past,” Aspinall said (via “I just feel like I bring something different to him, I think he knows that as well — or he should know moving forward.”

Once again, Aspinall reiterated that his goal is to win the belt, but beating Jones to do so would make it even sweeter.

“It’s not my goal. I would love it to happen, my goal is becoming heavyweight champion. That’s my life goal right now. But Jon Jones would just be an extra bonus. If I could get that, that would be amazing,” Aspinall said. “But if he retired, I wouldn’t be like, ‘Jon’s retired, oh, no.’ I’d be upset, obviously, but it wouldn’t bother me. I’ll fight the next guy who has the title, no problem.”

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