Don’t miss Tom Aspinall’s highly-anticipated return to the Octagon as he headlines UFC London. Get all the details on his upcoming battle with Marcin Tybura and his thoughts on a potential future fight with Jon Jones.
Tom Aspinall Makes Triumphant Return at UFC London
Tom Aspinall, the British heavyweight fighter, is set to make his highly-anticipated return to the Octagon after a year-long absence due to a knee injury. Aspinall will be headlining the UFC London event, where he will face off against Poland’s Marcin Tybura. Weighing in at an impressive 258 lbs, a staggering 12 pounds heavier than his opponent, Aspinall is ready to showcase his skills and prove that he is back in top form.
In an interview with TNT Sports, Aspinall expressed his excitement about getting back into action and his thoughts on a potential future bout with fellow heavyweight Jon Jones. Despite the challenges he has faced during his recovery, Aspinall remains positive and focused on his return to the Octagon.
‘I’ve really enjoyed it,’ Aspinall said of the build-up to the fight. ‘I’ve tried to enjoy everything as much as I can. Because I had to remind myself a little bit earlier in the week, like, this stress is brought on by me. I want the stress, I want this attention, and I want everything. Too blessed to be stressed!’
Aspinall’s return to the Octagon comes after a year-long hiatus following a serious knee injury suffered in his last fight against Curtis Blaydes. Now fit and firing once again, he is eager to make a statement in his heavyweight clash against Tybura.
The main event status adds additional pressure, but Aspinall is no stranger to the spotlight. This will be his third time headlining an event, and he feels well-prepared for the challenges ahead. ‘There’s definitely a lot more pressure on you in the main event, but it’s my third time. I’m quite used to it at this point. It’s like standard procedure for me. I know exactly what to expect. I’m not surprised by anything. And this is what I wanted to do, this is my dream. And I’m embracing it.’
While many are speculating about a potential future fight with Jon Jones, Aspinall remains focused on the task at hand. He is fully concentrated on his upcoming bout with Tybura and is not allowing himself to be distracted by thoughts of Jones.
‘My sole focus is tomorrow night. That’s it. I’m not looking past him at all. I’ve trained for him and took him like I’m fighting Jon Jones, like he’s the most dangerous threat in the heavyweight division and to me that’s what he is right now. I’m taking him deadly seriously and I’ve ticked all the boxes that I needed to take to give myself the best chance to win this fight.’
Aspinall acknowledges the experience and mental strength of his opponent, Marcin Tybura. He understands that Tybura is not one to quit easily, even when faced with adversity. Aspinall knows he cannot underestimate his opponent and is prepared for a tough battle.
‘Tybura has loads and loads of experience. He knows how to pace a fight. He does something that’s really rare for a heavyweight in that he doesn’t quit when he gets tired or hurt. This guy can push through it. He’s really, really mentally strong. I can’t go in there thinking that I’m going to blow him out of the water in a round because that’s where he thrives.’
Aspinall’s return to the Octagon is highly anticipated, and fans are eager to see him back in action. With his determination and skill, he is sure to put on an impressive performance and remind the world why he is a force to be reckoned with in the heavyweight division.
Stay tuned for the thrilling main event at UFC London and witness Tom Aspinall’s triumphant return!