Daniel Cormier Explains How UFC Could Be ‘Forced’ To Book Jon Jones vs. Tom Aspinall

DC thinks Jones vs. Aspinall will happen under one condition.

Daniel Cormier Talks Aspinall Vs Jones
Daniel Cormier Talks Aspinall Vs Jones - Image credit @dc_mma @tomaspinallofficial @jonnybones Instagram

Daniel Cormier is certain the UFC may consider booking Jon Jones vs. Tom Aspinall if the interim heavyweight champ will beat Curtis Blaydes at UFC 304.

There’s a great chance

Speaking on his YouTube channel, DC pointed out that he knows how matchmaking works in the UFC. That said, Cormier holds a firm belief that the promotion could be “forced” to finally let Aspinall take on “Bones” but “Honey Badger” must be able to stop or dominate Blaydes.

“I can’t wait to get to Manchester. Dude, could you imagine if Tom Aspinall just washes out Curtis Blaydes? Then the firestorm that will start to gather for him to fight Jones, or if Curtis Blaydes just demolishes Tom Aspinall? It would be crazy,” Cormier said. “Here’s the difference, though: for there to truly be an uprising, it would have to be Aspinall destroying Blaydes. Only because of this: You’ve seen Curtis Blaydes lose before,” Cormier explained.

“So people would think, ‘Oh, he beat Tom Aspinall, but we’ve seen him get beat by Francis and lose to other guys.’ … But if Aspinall goes through Blaydes in the way he did Sergei, and he’s only lost because of that injury default, people would lose their minds almost insisting that he and Jones fight,” he continued. “If Tom Aspinall can get through this fight and he’s clean and he looks dominant, there may be such a fan uprising that the UFC may be forced to make Jones vs. Aspinall. I don’t know what that would do for my man Stipe.”

Jones vs. Pereira could happen too

As for the brewing potential showdown between light heavyweight champion Alex Pereira and Jones, DC suggested almost the same thing. According to Cormier, “Bones” will be eager to defend his legacy and hill Pereira’s hype and therefore, Jones vs. Pereira might also happen.

“The one thing I know about Jon Jones, he hates when people start to bring other people into the conversation of who’s the best or better than him so, all the momentum [Alex] Pereira is getting will maybe motivate him to do this for longer than he had intended,” Cormier said.

As it stands, both Aspinall and Pereira are interested in facing Jones. Aspinall will be tested against Blaydes, while “Poatan” is just waiting for the UFC to give him the green light to move up to heavyweight.

Watch DC’s full video below:

Published on July 9, 2024 at 10:56 am
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