Jon Jones highlights a positive outlook for his career and changes his opinion on a possible duel against Tom Aspinall

Heavyweight champion claims to be reinvigorated and sees fight against Stipe Miocic as a crucial factor for his continuation in MMA

Jon Jones is the UFC heavyweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram/@jonnybones

Jon Jones He is UFC heavyweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram/@jonnybones

After nailing that I would never face Tom aspinall in the UFC, Jon Jones appears to have changed his mind about his future in MMA. Applauded by fans after a recent public appearance, the heavyweight champion (up to 120,2kg) reflected on his posture and stated that he cannot 'just walk away'. According to the athlete, his future in sport depends on how he will perform in front of Stipe Miocic.

“I'm really going to rely on how I perform against Stipe to see if I'll continue competing or not. But the fight against Tom (Aspinall) is definitely not off the table. Especially with me feeling the way I do. I feel totally refreshed and reenergized being around the fans. So I don't think I can just leave. The ball is rolling positively in the direction of me continuing with my career”, declared Jones in an interview with 'Submission Radio'.

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Jon Jones is UFC champion. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/UFC Espanol
Tom Aspinall is the interim UFC heavyweight champion. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

Victim of several challenges made by Aspinall, Jones remained firm in his decision to prioritize confrontations that made sense in his career. At the time, the champion even belittled the Englishman's trajectory, questioning what addition the duel would give to his own legacy.

Tom aspinall is interim champion and Jon Jones linear heavyweight champion in the UFC. Photo: Reproduction/Montage SUPER FIGHTS

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In the process of recovering after having shoulder surgery, 'Bones' went back and for the first time showed himself willing to face the interim champion of the division. So far, Aspinall has not commented on the sports icon's speech.

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