With an impressive record of 13-3 in MMA, Aspinall is now eyeing the ultimate challenge – a shot at heavyweight champion, Jon Jones (27-1-0 MMA).
After his win, Aspinall wasted no time in expressing his dreams of facing Jones in the octagon.
“He’s (Jon Jones) fought a lot of quicker guys before, nobody quicker than me. Quicker than most heavyweights, being at light heavyweight, obviously. But, he’s never fought someone quicker than a light-heavyweight, who’s bigger than him before.
“Who is super confident, with big fight IQ, not intimidated, who’s young and fresh and doesn’t have a lot of miles on the clock. That’s what I think I bring to the table against Jon,” Aspinall
However, Jones seems unimpressed, dismissing the rising Brit. “Everyone’s the next big thing until I beat them. And then it’s like well. Who was that guy anyway?
“Just a few months ago Gane was the absolute future of MMA. Best footwork, fastest heavyweight we have ever seen. The most athletic. Now everyone’s like who the hell is that guy.”
Jones must overcome Stipe Miocic (20-4 MMA) at UFC 295 on November 11th, 2023. Provided he overcomes that, then who knows if Aspinall will get his shot at Jones. Time will tell.