“Why wait?” – Tom Aspinall urges Stipe Miocic to fight him rather than waiting for undisputed title fight against Jon Jones

Tom Aspinall is the interim heavyweight champion of the UFC, and aspires to be the undisputed heavyweight champion.


“Why wait?” – Tom Aspinall urges Stipe Miocic to fight him rather than waiting for undisputed title fight against Jon Jones

Stipe Miocic responds to Tom Aspinall (via WKYC/ YouTube)

Former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic recently replied to Tom Aspinall’s desire for a championship opportunity against him rather than waiting for an undisputed title fight with Jon Jones. The interim heavyweight champion, Aspinall, took to social media to vent his frustration with the delay in settling the Miocic vs. Jones fight, and he asked for the chance to face either Miocic or Jones to continue his career.

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Stipe Miocic, famed for his cool demeanor both inside and outside the Octagon, responded calmly to Aspinall’s remarks. Miocic confirmed in a series of tweets that he had never forced a delay in the Jon Jones fight, referring to their scheduled battle at UFC 295. This is how he responded to Aspinall’s grievance:

I have never caused a delay in the Jon fight. Tom, once I get this win, let’s talk to unify the belt.
Stipe Miocic via X

Despite the unforeseeable circumstances, Miocic insisted that he was not to blame for the delay and repeated his willingness to fight Jones when the former champion was well. The UFC promised to postpone their fight to unify the heavyweight championships.

Fight fans await the conclusion of the Miocic vs. Jones fight and the prospective matches that may follow. The heavyweight division’s dynamics continue to develop, with competitors like Aspinall actively dictating the division’s future.

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Tom Aspinall responds to Stipe Miocic’s comments about them fighting

A recent interaction between Tom Aspinall and Stipe Miocic has added to the story of the heavyweight division. The interim heavyweight champion, Aspinall, has stated his intention to fight Stipe Miocic rather than wait for the undisputed championship match against Jon Jones. He has been vocal about his wish to stay active and not hold the division.

Tom Aspinall responds back to Stipe Miocic with a fight offer
Tom Aspinall responds to Stipe Miocic with a fight offer (via Yahoo Sports)

The continuing controversy began with Aspinall pressing for a bout against Miocic rather than waiting for the Miocic vs. Jones battle to be resolved. Aspinall emphasized the importance of the division moving ahead by citing Miocic’s recent inactivity. He voiced concern that the glamour of the Miocic vs. Jones bout had faded, pleading with the UFC to let him face either Miocic or Jones to further his career. This is what he responded to Miocic’s tweet:

Why wait? Ready when you are boss
Tom Aspinall via X

Despite the UFC’s promise to reschedule Miocic vs. Jones when Jones is ready, Aspinall voiced frustration. He emphasized that the division should not be kept hostage by the Miocic vs. Jones uncertainty. Aspinall pleaded with the UFC to allow him to continue his career. He claimed that a bout against either Miocic or Jones would be more enticing to fans.

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