Henry Cejudo ‘jumps ship,’ wants Jon Jones to fight Tom Aspinall next – not Stipe Miocic
Tom Aspinall has made Henry Cejudo lose interest in Jon Jones vs Stipe Miocic.
Heavyweight champion Jones was set to make his first defense against Miocic last Saturday at UFC 295, but the bout was scrapped when Jones tore his pectoral muscle. The promoter chose to book Aspinall vs. Sergei Pavlovich for the interim title, a fight in which Aspinall claimed gold by first round knockout.
With Aspinall (14-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) looking so impressive, Cejudo is ready to see him fight Jones (27-1 MMA, 21-1 UFC) next.
“Tom Aspinall like that, who can do that to someone like Sergei who has only one loss, 19 (15) hits, it says a lot,” Cejudo said on his YouTube channel. “What the next for a guy like Tom Aspinall? How will he do against a guy like Jon Jones? How will he do against a guy like Stipe Miocic? Only time will tell. I personally think I like the This fight is better now for Jon Jones, and that’s Tom Aspinall vs Jon Jones.
“I like that better than the Stipe fight. I’m jumping ship. Why? As this fight, the Jones/Stipe saga, has gone on for several years now I have lost interest. But that new kid on the block, Tom Aspinall, who people rave about, who has hitting power, who has versatility – he reminds me of Cyril Gane but with more power. It is dangerous. It’s terrible, dangerous. “
Aspinall called Jones after his win. However, UFC CEO Dana White previously said the plan is to reschedule Jones vs. Miocic when Jones returns from injury, with the winner hoping to fight Aspinall.
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