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Tom Aspinall reveals Ciryl Gane turned down UFC 304 interim title battle

Tom Aspinall shall be defending his interim heavyweight title at UFC 304 in Manchester in opposition to Curtis Blaydes however that wasn’t the unique plan.

Tom Aspinall and Ciryl Gane

Aspinall shall be rematching Blaydes within the co-main occasion of UFC 304 in an intriguing matchup. Most followers appeared to suppose that was the battle that made probably the most sense, however in accordance with Aspinall, Ciryl Gane was initially supplied the title battle however he turned it down attributable to him filming a film.

“The UFC wished me to battle Ciryl Gane, I stated, ‘Okay, the UFC wanna do it, we are able to do it.’ I’m not bothered, I really feel like I’m the champion of the world, I’m ranked No. 1 on this planet, I’ll battle anyone you don’t have to speak me into something. The UFC are my bosses, they need me to battle Ciryl Gane, rely me in, that’s okay, we’ll do it,” Aspinall stated on his YouTube channel.

“Ciryl, however, he’s on the market doing a movie, Ciryl is making an attempt to be the French Arnold Schwarzenegger proper now, and truthful play to him. If he needs to do movies and be an actor, go and luxuriate in your self, Ciryl go and do your factor, make some cash, do no matter you doing. However, he didn’t take the battle, he wished to do his movie, so Curtis Blaydes, they’ve thrown him in, very pleased with it,” Aspinall continued.

It’s fascinating that the UFC supplied Ciryl Gane the interim title battle in opposition to Tom Aspinall earlier than Curtis Blaydes. Gane is simply 2-2 in his final 4, with each losses being for the undisputed champion. Blaydes, in the meantime, is 4-1 in his final 5 and does have the win over Aspinall despite the fact that it was attributable to an damage.

Regardless, will probably be Aspinall vs. Blaydes 2 because the Brit will get an opportunity at redemption as he places his interim heavyweight title up for grabs.

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