‘Capable of Winning Heavyweight Championship’- Tyson Fury Acknowledges Jon Jones’ Injury to Hail Fellow Countryman Tom Aspinall’s Stance in UFC 295

Published 10/26/2023, 1:38 AM EDT

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In the upcoming days, fight fans are in for a real treat, starting with the epic showdown between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou. The action only gets hotter as we look forward to UFC 295. However, just like a house of cards in a windstorm, UFC 295’s main card took a tumble when Jon Jones, unfortunately, had to tap out due to an injury.

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The match we were all eagerly anticipating, Jones versus Stipe Miocic, has undergone a makeover, and now, it’s Tom Aspinall stepping into the octagon to square off against Sergei Pavlovich. Talk about a plot twist in the fight game – it’s almost like MMA’s version of a soap opera! In the middle of everything, Tyson Fury came in between to motivate his countryman, Aspinall.

Tyson Fury motivates Tom Aspinall for his upcoming match

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UFC’s top man, Dana White, stunned the entire combat community with the abrupt announcement of Jon Jones’ withdrawal from the main event. This news hit hard, especially after the trauma of UFC 294. It was a tough blow to handle, but White remained resolute in his approach to mitigate the damage. He swiftly introduced Tom Aspinal and Sergei Pavlovich as replacements for the upcoming UFC 295 event.

With Jon Jones out of the equation for the time, Aspinall and Palvovich will be competing for the interim heavyweight championship title. This is a big opportunity for Aspinall to claim the coveted title. Aspinall must be feeling the heat of anxiety at this moment and in order to relieve him from his stressful times, Tyson Fury has stepped forward to have a word of motivation for the Englishman.

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The ‘Gypsy King’ recently had a conversation with well-known MMA journalist Ariel Helwani in his show ‘The MMA Hour’. During the conversation, Helwani asked Fury “What’s your message to him (Tom Aspinall)? Perhaps we could play it for him later on.”

‘Gypsy King’ was clear in his stance and stated that this might be one of the most career-turning opportunities for Aspinall. “You know, this is a massive, massive opportunity for Tom. We come from nearly the same area, just a couple of miles away from each other. I know how well and how long he trained for an opportunity like this, to take it on such short notice and save the event really because I know Jones is injured. And it’s a bad injury. “ Said Tyson Fury.

He further added ” So, to step in on short notice, both guys. I have always, since Tom started the UFC, I have always said that he is capable of winning the heavyweight championship of the world.” Fury’s support for his countryman is commendable. Down in the conversation, Fury expressed that a fight with Jon Jones could gather a ton of money for both fighters.

Fury forecasts the potential earnings of a bout between Jones and Ngannou

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Tyson Fury emphasized that Jones is a big star and a fight with him will be earning anyone big bucks. He further added that if Francis Ngannou fights Jon Jones then that fight could earn both of them a massive fortune. “I would definitely say him (Ngannou) and Jon Jones is at least a 10 million each fight for sure,” said Fury.

He further added ” Not collectively not to make do 10 fights each or whatever just on a one-off single fight I would love to believe that that does a lot more than 10 million each, on pay-per-view, and that’s the fight that after I fight him, then I’m sure he’d love to go and fight Jon” 

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Francis Ngannou is already earning big bucks and with Jon Jones out of the equation, their fight seems a far-fetched idea as of now. What’s your opinion on Jon Jones’s withdrawal from the main event? Tell us in the comment below.

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Suryakant Das is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. Combining his wealth of experience as a news writer and content lead with his passion for all things MMA, Suryakant brings a unique blend of reliable reporting and stylistic storytelling to his readers. His favorite fighter is Charles Oliveira, and he draws inspiration from the Brazilian MMA star’s underdog to world champion story for his own aspirations in life.
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