Jon Jones unsure about title fight with 'Hype Train' Tom Aspinall: 'He might not be here in three years'

Jon Jones remains steadfast in his bid to defend his title shot against Stipe Miocic following his immediate return to the UFC, declaring that a potential fight with Tom Aspinall is not of interest to him at the moment, calling the current interim gold winner a “hype train”.

Jones, the reigning heavyweight champion and former two-time light heavyweight titleholder, has been out of action since last March, headlining UFC 285 during his return from hiatus.

Jon Jones confirms there is a verbal agreement to return to the UFC.  I'll let Dana White announce the date.
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After winning the vacant heavyweight title, Rochester native Jones scored a dominant first-round submission victory over former interim champion Cyril Gane.

After returning at UFC 295 at Madison Square Garden late last year, Jones suffered a torn pectoral tendon, which resulted in him being given the interim title.

Having won that gold in one of the major tournaments, the aforementioned Aspinall made easy work of Sergei Pavlovich, finishing the Russian with a first-round knockout victory.

Tom Aspinall Blames Jon Jones for Games I Don't Know What's HappeningTom Aspinall Blames Jon Jones for Games I Don't Know What's Happening
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Jon Jones unsure about fight with Tom Aspinall

Constantly asserting his rights to a unification fight with Jones (ultimately to no avail ahead of his expected return at UFC 304 in July), Aspinall was labeled a “hype train” by Aspinall, who questioned why he should fight him at all .

Jon Jones is ending talk of retiring before returning to the UFC.  I can't just leaveJon Jones is ending talk of retiring before returning to the UFC.  I can't just leave
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“I'm in the process of making a pretty clear decision,” Jon Jones wrote on his account. X official account. “Stick to precise and original plans and fight the man who has received all the accolades, or completely ignore all the Stipe training I did and fight another potential hype train that may not appear even in three years.”

“I’m not changing my plans for anyone,” Jon Jones continued. “Stipe is here as the best heavyweight of all time, working his butt off. I'll give this man what he wants and demand another head. Whatever happens next will happen next.”

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