Tom Aspinall wants UFC Heavyweight Gold and a role in Coronation Street!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1A1Xgj-DIM"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]welcome to bt sport i'm sitting with the main man heavyweights himself mr tom aspinall who returns on september the 4th in las vegas the a common theme whenever we talk to him is about you pumping the brakes you know when you're that cage what he is ice on people it was like i mean no rushing no rush next thing you know you're putting madonna olovsky the former ufc champion it feels like you're trying to pump the brakes but inevitably this roller coaster has just gathered and pace and pay some pace it's because i'm damn good no um yeah i mean i'm i'm trying to take my time and go slow the thing is because i'm so young i'm not young 28 but for a heavyweight that's very that's very young like heavyweights go to the early 40s so i know that i'm going to fight all these guys what's the rush like that's my uh that's always my answer when people ask me like why don't you want to fight him straight away it's like i'm gonna fight him but i'm gonna i'm gonna fight him when i'm ready i'm not gonna fight him when someone says oh yeah like go and fight in ghanu now no i'm not fighting now cause i'm not ready i'll fight him when i got the right experience behind me and i'm confident to beat him the win over olofsky and mma teams you know that's a that's a huge name for anyone to have on their ledger and inside the bubble up we lived a mixed martial arts bubble that was a significant win it was huge and it was well talked about when again obviously it throws you right up the rankings but were you surprised that domestically here in the uk it didn't kind of make you a bigger star i know that's kind of a weird question but you know i feel like does no one appreciate what tom's just done against you know a guy that's still a massive threat it's difficult to say because we are still coming towards the back end of the pandemic now so the most i've ever thought of is 2000 at liverpool at cage warriors do you know what i mean that's that's the most i've ever fought in front of so i want to see how i will react mentally and physically to 20 000 people screaming or booing or whatever they're going to do like i want to see what that's that's going to be like you mentioned that well you mentioned earlier about you respecting fighters who were dancing there and that's where you where you you know aspire to be inside the octagon you've also just mentioned that about 10 and up and performing when the brightest lights are on yeah one guy in your division who absolutely turned up in in front of 20 000 people who were booing him pretty recently with seattle and of course that performance against derek lewis before we come on to gan himself the outcome of the fight that comes as a surprise to you would you did you see that happening no i could see both happening you you can never count derek lewis out can you like he's got unbelievable power um i mean me and him fought on the same show when he fought curtis blade so i seen like first hand up close how powerful he really is so you can never um you can never like write that off so if he if he would have knocked scanner i wouldn't have been surprised but like say ganny's brilliant so i was expecting i wouldn't have been surprised either way to be honest right now with silicon picking up that incident belt obviously there's probably four names at the very top of the heavyweight division i'll put jon jones in there just because he's jon jones even though we haven't seen him fight yet where would you rank those four and gano gan steep a and obviously let's as i say let's put john jones in there um i think and ghana will be sorry i think gamma b that's two difficult names in it gan will be in gano in my opinion i think he's especially because he's trained with him that fear aspect is not going to be there as much as someone who's completely new so um yeah i think i think his movement will will beat in ghana and then saint garner would be second steve pay would be third and then jon jones is unknown at heavyweight like a wild card yeah well everyone thinks that oh it's going to be easy like you just put a bit of weight on and go in if you try and do a training session with a 10 kilo weight vest on or whatever it's not that easy you know what i mean and when you've got to push someone around who's a lot bigger than guys you're used to pushing around even though john jones is obviously very good it's difficult so i would be interest i can't really comment on that i don't really know where he'll be at i want to see him fight a heavyweight but it's not looking good is it nothing's going on with it so um i'd be very interested to see where john jones is but i can't answer that right now as to where he would be do you think nganu paris would probably be next in the ideal world i think the ufc shows you've got to try and come for that one i think so i think that would be an amazing card only i'd love to be on that card as well i'd like to go to paris that'd be good gan um has moved incredibly quickly similar to yourself and you often when people talk about that gun style his footwork is movement his hand speed to the same kind of comments about gandalf people say about you yeah oh he moves like a middleweight the bouncers on his feet he's this he's that um does that put extra pressure on you to move quicker what move move around quicker to move up the ladder yeah no i'm on my own path i'm not bothered about what anyone else is doing i don't even pay attention so really i'm just focused on myself i will uh do what me and the team want me to do otherwise i ain't doing what someone i don't know to like no one who i don't know is going to tell me what and what i should and shouldn't do with my career like the people who care about me and myself will decide what we're doing like um i'll move i'll i'll do what i want to do and fight who i want to fight and and that's it you know like i'll ask you that come a bit soon yeah but i've always loved darlowski so i wanted to fight him so when they offered at me i was like yeah of course let's go for it um so yeah i'll just do it when i when i feel like i'm ready for it and uh yeah i'll just do it that way do you inevitably see yourself facing stipe in ghana gone you kind of well when you map it out in your brain does gold lead you go right through them yeah definitely like i said a minute ago we're all gonna have to fight each other anyway so what's the rush um let them guys all fight each other first and i'll be a couple of years behind i'm not in no rush to get up there i've got a lot more experience to get first before i start attacking that but i say stuff like that and people say oh he's you know he's lacking confidence i ain't lacking confidence that's one thing i don't like is confidence go and watch me fight you know what i mean um but i am smart and i won't i won't do stuff that i don't feel like i'm ready to do because someone else wants wants me to do it i will do exactly what me and me and the team want me to do and do it at the right time because i've seen a lot of these guys go like that up quick down even quicker yeah i don't want to do that i want to be like that it's just a slow path going up but that slow path is the pinnacle ufc gold is there a dream beyond that because listen we we get this all the time and ganu it's his favorite conversation at the moment when people when these heavyweights win ufc gold the first question is always about the crossover the move over yeah these are the guys with no boxing experience your difference you've got boxing experience you've been a spartan partner with tyson fiore you've mixed in that world you could go into boxing now and probably win the british title is there does that trajectory include ufc boxing is there is there something beyond ufc yeah definitely um you want me to be honest with you nick please i want to do uh i want a box i would like to have a kickboxing fight as well i'd like to do pro wrestling and i'm being i'm being deadly serious people think i'm not i'd like to do rugby league i love it i would like to do a i'd like to be a pundit i know everyone wants to be upon date but might have one there's some there's some dum-dums out there in there trying to be pundits like i'm still pretty switched on i think so uh i think i might have to improve the accent a bit though but uh i don't know you're doing all right though you're actually yeah exactly i'm okay with my accent this is me softened my scouts right down but uh yeah i want to do it oh i'm not just trying to be like an mma i want to do films as well i'd love to be in a film um would you see yourself as a a good teacher what do you mean a teacher like uh here comes clean clean cut no you're in the garden you'd have to be a dad to be honest i don't even really watch films i've got attention span of like a three-year-old i'll sit down for like five minutes and i'll be like right what else uh i don't really watch too many films but yeah i want to do a film all right you must have a favorite film then for to aspire to get into movies what do you see yourself as an action man or a hollywood baddie maybe a james bond maybe not films you know one of my my good friends is uh george coronation street no you must know chesney off coronation i know i know one of my good friends is sam aston who plays chesney on coronation street and i've been to coronation street i've lost him i thought i'd do that i i could do that say a few lines say a few lines and get off like i'd do that for the ufc title coronation street landlord of the movers that'll be all right i don't mind a bit of that yeah maybe uh i might be punching above my weight a bit same films start off at corey [Laughter] move on from there see what happens this isn't everyone's gonna have goals it all starts on september the fourth though yeah let's get this other finish out the way and then we can get excited about what comes next but i'm sure your dad colin yourself will continue to pick the right fight i mean they know what we're doing there's no one colin's known me forever my dad is obviously really known me forever um them guys look after me and they're gonna do what's right for me which they're not in it for money do you know what i mean they're looking after me on a personal level as well as they're not pushing me say oh yeah go on take that fight you're ready for it i'll just get 50 grand off it like they're not they're not bothered about money that doesn't interest them they want what's right for me they want me to be the champion and uh yeah well that's what we're going to do when the time's right well the good thing is listen i've known colin for over 20 years and i've been in and out this gym with many ufc fighters over the years covering their journeys and i've lost counter the amount of times in the early days when colin used to say to me a dream of the day a big six and a half foot heavyweight comes through the door that wants it and it got us wish when you walked through the well that wasn't me though because i wasn't sick i was a little when i first went again off everybody but my dad always says that's why i'm so good because i learned to be the nail as well as the hammer because i started off when i was younger and these other guys like terry at him and all that i was going to say paul kelly but he never bothered me come on like teri yeti and people like that they used to like lay on me when i was younger so i know how to take the beat not a lot of big guys know how to be the nail as well yeah yeah and i started off good few years getting battered so usually guys walk in the gym like say six foot five six or six yeah and just with raw strength and power like they'll dominate a lot of the guys but i i was small and young so i used to get dominated so learned how to uh and i do a lot of stuff that a lot of big guys don't do because of that i think and now i know why teddy adam doesn't come to this gym yeah he's just chilling these days he deserves it he's done a lot in the sport the uk's next big heavyweight superstar tom hospital the only uk heavyweight destined for ufc gold september the fourth bt sport do not miss it<br><!-- wp:image {"id":1776,"sizeSlug":"large","linkDestination":"none"} -->rn<figure class="wp-block-image size-large"><img class="wp-image-1776" src="https://en.videoencontexto.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Tom_Aspinall_wants_UFC_Heavyweight_Gold_and_a_role_in_Coronation_Street_U1A1Xgj-DIM.jpg" alt="Tom Aspinall wants UFC Heavyweight Gold and a role in Coronation Street!" /></figure>rn<!-- /wp:image -->[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Tom Aspinall wants UFC Heavyweight Gold and a role in Coronation Street!

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