British MMA star Tom Aspinall holds his subsequent opponent in extraordinarily excessive regard and has labelled him the ‘hardest problem’ within the heavyweight division.
The Mancunian believes Curtis Blaydes presents a more durable match-up than the likes of heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and MMA nice Jon Jones forward of their battle at UFC London on July 23.
“For my part, Curtis Blaydes is the hardest problem within the division. So, for me to look previous that, it’s mainly suicide,” Aspinall informed talkSPORT forward of his second successive predominant occasion slot at London’s O2 Area.
“I’m undoubtedly not doing that. With out sounding boastful or something, I couldn’t care much less about what the opposite persons are doing.
“Once I’ve received a battle, all I’m fascinated with is my opponent. I couldn’t care much less about what anyone else does. For me, I believe if I begin fascinated with different opponents. I’m simply taking my eye off the problem in entrance of me.”
A win over Blaydes would put Aspinall in line for a shot on the heavyweight title presently held by Ngannou, who could put it on the road towards Jones later in 2022.
The 29-year-old believes something may occur in that battle and regardless of his current dominance, Aspinall believes Ngannou’s reign may come to an finish with only one shot from him, Jones, or another UFC heavyweight.
“It’s heavyweight MMA, you may’t be shocked by something. Not even on this division, however on this sport, you may by no means be shocked. The heavyweights are so large, we are able to all beat one another,” Aspinall defined.
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“Ngannou is the champion proper now. I do know Ngannou is a devastating puncher but when somebody lands clear on his chin, he’s going over similar to anybody else. That’s simply the character of our division. We are able to all beat one another.”
Aspinall is a central a part of what UFC boss Dana White is looking a golden age for British MMA.
The fighter who trains at Kaobon in Liverpool is presently ranked sixth general after defeating Alexander Volkov final outing to enhance his excellent UFC report to 5-0, with 5 finishes.