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Dana White Backs Aspinall in Upcoming UFC Interim Title Bout

UFC President Dana White confirms Tom Aspinall will defend his interim heavyweight title.

With Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic sidelined, Aspinall seeks to remain active and potentially secure a fight in England.

Key Takeaways
  • Dana White intends for Tom Aspinall to defend his interim UFC heavyweight title soon.
  • Aspinall won the title at UFC 295 and has expressed eagerness to compete, including considering a boxing match.
  • Potential contenders, including Curtis Blaydes, are ready to challenge Aspinall for the interim title.

UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion to Remain Active

Dana White, the UFC President, supports Tom Aspinall, the interim heavyweight champion, back in action.

This decision comes after Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic were sidelined, leaving Aspinall without a fight since his victory at UFC 295 in November.

Previously, Aspinall had triumphed over Sergei Pavlovich for the interim title, expressing a desire to face both Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic afterward. Despite an initial offer to headline UFC 300 against Miocic, the fight fell through as Miocic declined.

The Path to UFC 300

Tom Aspinall’s impressive performance has not gone unnoticed, with Dana White acknowledging the fighter’s eagerness to remain active.

After a declined offer by Stipe Miocic for a headlining spot at UFC 300, Aspinall even considered a one-off boxing match to keep competing.

But now, Dana White has definitely said he wants Tom to fight to keep his interim heavyweight champion title.

Future Plans for the Heavyweight Division

In a recent interview with TNT Sports, White discussed the heavyweight division’s future, affirming that a fight between Jones and Miocic is still on the cards.

“It’s not right to let Tom sit. If Tom wants to defend the title, we will absolutely do it,” White stated, indicating potential matchups for Aspinall, possibly even in England.

Who’s Going to be Aspinall’s Next Opponent?

This statement opens up possibilities for Aspinall’s next opponent, with Curtis Blaydes, fresh off a victory at UFC 299 against Jailton Almeida, being a potential contender.

Blaydes has expressed his desire for a rematch with Aspinall, promising an exciting bout for the interim gold.