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British UFC star Tom Aspinall warns Jon Jones about heavyweight transfer as ‘Bones’ prepares for Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou II winner


Tom Aspinall is ready to see how Jon Jones carries the additional weight at heavyweight earlier than casting judgement on the pound-for-pound nice.

‘Bones’ relinquished his light-heavyweight title final summer season to pursue a second world title within the firm’s blue ribbon division.

Jon Jones looks set to face the winner of Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou in his heavyweight debut

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Jon Jones seems set to face the winner of Stipe Miocic vs Francis Ngannou in his heavyweight debut

A swift search of social media offers followers an perception into the heavy lifting and intense weight work the 33-year-old is endeavor earlier than making his debut as a heavyweight.

Regardless of standing comfortably at 6ft 4ins, Jones and his crew at Jackson Wink MMA are greater than conscious of the risks posed by the likes of Francis Ngannou and Stipe Miocic as a result of their far weightier frames.

With Dana White guaranteeing Jones a shot on the winner of their rematch at UFC 260, the youngest champion in UFC historical past is aware of he should bulk up sensibly earlier than being pitted towards both behemoth.

Nevertheless Aspinall, who returns to motion this weekend towards former champion Andrei Arlovski, was fast to supply a phrase of warning to the most recent entrant to the shark tank that’s the UFC heavyweight division.

Jones has looked unconvincing in wins over Thiago Santos and Dominick Reyes

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Jones has regarded unconvincing in wins over Thiago Santos and Dominick Reyes

He advised talkSPORT.com: “He’s cleared out the light-heavyweight division hasn’t he, so possibly he’s searching for different challenges?

“I’m to see how he seems with all that additional weight on him as a result of a whole lot of these light-heavyweights assume they will come up and simply assume ‘oh these guys are gradual they usually’re not as skilful’.

“However whenever you’re carrying that additional weight it makes an enormous distinction as properly, so I’m wanting ahead to seeing how he seems at heavyweight. I’d be very focused on that.”

The 27-year-old from Atherton made a blistering begin to his UFC profession, incomes consecutive first spherical finishes to earn himself a shot at former champion Arlovski.

Both Jake Collier and Alan Baudout failed to make it out of the first round against Aspinall

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Each Jake Collier and Alan Baudout didn’t make it out of the primary spherical towards Aspinall

Though the veteran might now not be the identical indominable pressure he as soon as was when he beat Tim Sylvia again in 2005, the Belarusian continues to be a legit identify within the heavyweight division.

Each Miocic and Ngannou needed to get via the 42-year-old to interrupt into the higher echelons of the division, with Aspinall assured in his potential and development to this point as he prepares to face a person with nearly 5 instances as {many professional} fights as himself.

“I feel it has gone as deliberate, to be trustworthy,” he continued. “I feel it’s good as a result of I’ve had two brief fights and nobody has seen something near what I can do but so I’m nonetheless a bit little bit of a thriller to everybody.

“In order that’s good and the extra fast fights I can have, the higher often because which means it’ll take even longer for these guys to even begin to determine me out.

Aspinall and coach Colin Heron are working towards the UFC heavyweight title

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Aspinall and coach Colin Heron are working in direction of the UFC heavyweight title

“I’ve acquired a scarcity of expertise to most fighters on the whole as a result of I’ve not likely had a whole lot of time within the cage in any respect.

“However I’ve been doing sparring and martial arts as a excessive degree for a very long time, however sparring and preventing is completely different.

“That’s why I say I’m making an attempt to take my time and do it slowly fairly than getting rushed via this factor so I’m simply going to select my expertise up when it comes actually.”





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