UFC: Tom Aspinall Determined Not to Rush Title Challenge

  • UFC heavyweight Tom Aspinall recently beat Sergey Spivak.
  • Improved to overall 11-2 professional record.
  • Has reaffirmed he has no intention to rush a title challenge.

Following his latest emphatic win against Sergey Spivak two weekends ago, British heavyweight star Tom Aspinall has once again reaffirmed his desire to just keep on improving.

Having made his UFC debut nearly 18-months ago, Aspinall, 28, has been quick to race to four and out of four impressive wins inside the promotion.

Currently ranked at 11 in the heavyweight division, Aspinall is well on course to breach the top 10 and inevitably secure a title shot.

However, following what has been a hugely impressive rise in mixed martial arts’ big leagues, the 28-year-old has always remained grounded and insisted he is not going to rush a potential title charge.

Speaking recently to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, the hard-hitting Brit has once again admitted he would like to rack up the experience before looking to take on the likes of Francis Ngannou.

What’s the damn rush? What’s the rush in this thing? – I’m 28. Heavyweights go to the early 40s. I’m want to stick around.

I’m not trying to be a flash in the pan. I’m not trying to be a hype job as we say in the U.K.

I want to earn my way up. I want to take out these guys out and get the experience on the way and do my thing and enjoy myself and make money and improve as I’m going.

I’m not just trying to get there cause everyone thinks I’m good and then turns out I’m not good and I have to go back to working a regular job. I don’t want to do that sh**.

I want to earn my way up and enjoy this stuff and provide for my family on the way and when I get there, I want to stay there as well.

Tom Aspinall on climbing the heavyweight division

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