Tom Aspinall’s relentless pursuit of a match against Jon Jones is starting to irk the reigning UFC heavyweight champion. Aspinall has been a persistent presence on social media, often advocating for a face-off with Jones.
He recently posted a humorous TikTok video showing him aging while waiting for a match against “Bones”. The video caught Jones’ attention, who responded with a series of posts directed at Aspinall.
Jones wrote, “Only four recognizable opponents, and already the king of England, must be nice.” He added, “There will be legendary tales told about you and your infamous call outs.”
Jones also pointed out the age difference, saying, “I mean, it doesn’t really work like that. I was a champion when I was 23 years old, you can’t show up at age 30 pretending like you’ve been chasing me your whole life.” He further commented on Aspinall’s resume, saying, “I have no clue who 90% of his résumé is, meanwhile, I’ve been highlighting UFC events my entire career.”
Aspinall has had significant victories in the UFC, including against Sergei Pavlovich for interim gold. Jones claimed the vacant belt with a quick submission of Ciryl Gane at UFC 285. He is expected to fight Stipe Miocic after recovering from surgeries on his elbow and torn pectoral.
Aspinall defended his position in a social media post. He wrote, “Jon you’re letting your ego run wild here mate. I’m not downplaying your résumé, it’s incredible. Far superior to mine. You are known as the best fighter ever, and that’s EXACTLY why I want to beat you. Surely you can understand that?”
Jones didn’t take kindly to Aspinall’s comments about his ego. He responded, “Tom, you talking about someone’s ego running wild is one of the most hypocritical things ever. You literally haven’t kept my balls out of your mouth since you won that imaginary championship.”
Jones remains focused on his legacy fight against Miocic. He wrote, “My Stipe fight was booked well before yours came along, you weren’t even the back up fighter. Trust me you’re the one who is coming around here with the inflated ego and entitlement.”
Jones added that his primary goal is to defeat Stipe after recovering from two surgeries. He said, “We both have already agreed to massive contracts, a win for either one of us would be absolutely massive for either of our careers.”
Jones concluded by saying that a win over Aspinall would not significantly impact his legacy. He stated, “Despite how good Tom may seem right now, a win over him really does nothing for my legacy. That’s just the truth.”