Belal Muhammad is apparently of the opinion that British MMA stalwart Tom Aspinall can beat Jon Jones. Earlier tonight, Aspinall picked up the biggest victory of his MMA career so far, defeating UFC heavyweight contender and former Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov.
Tom Aspinall stopped ‘Drago’ via first-round submission in their heavyweight bout that headlined the UFC London fight card at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Ahead of Aspinall’s dramatic win over Volkov, Belal Muhammad posted a rather intriguing tweet. The UFC welterweight suggested that if Aspinall beats Volkov early, he should get the opportunity to fight Jon Jones. Muhammad’s tweet read:
‘If Aspinal wins early, give him Jon Jones’
Well, Aspinall did win early, dominating and finishing his veteran opponent in the very first round via submission. Following this, Muhammad quoted his aforementioned tweet and posted another tweet in which he claimed that Aspinall would beat Jones. Mohammad tweeted:
“He Beats Jon”
Jones holds a professional MMA record of 26-1-1. His only loss came via disqualification when he used illegal downward elbows in a fight against Matt Hamill. Many consider “Bones” to be virtually undefeated in the MMA field. Meanwhile, Aspinall’s record is 12-2, with one loss by disqualification and another by submission.
Tom Aspinall on Jon Jones’ long-awaited heavyweight debut
In an interview with Helen Yee Sports earlier this month, Tom Aspinall addressed the highly anticipated debut of former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. ‘Bones’ last fought in February 2020. He vacated his UFC 205lb title in August 2020 and bulked up to move up to the 265lb division.
Fast forward to 2022, and Jon Jones has yet to make his heavyweight debut. Additionally, it has been speculated that Jones could finally return this year and compete in his first-ever heavyweight fight, taking on Stipe Miocic. Anyway, nothing has been officially announced yet.
Tom Aspinall believes Jones’ debut at heavyweight was likely delayed due to issues over his salary or other contract terms. Nonetheless, he mocked “Bones” for constantly talking about his heavyweight plans on Twitter despite the fact that the MMA legend has yet to make his debut in the division. Aspinal said:
“I would love to see Jon Jones at heavyweight. I would be so interested to see him, especially because in his last two fights he hasn’t looked amazing. So I would love to see what he looks like with a bit of extra weight on his frame…I would be very interested as a heavyweight myself.