- Henry Cejudo roasted Tom Aspinall for being carried away by his emotions after winning an interim title
- Aspinall replied and mocked “Triple C” over his height
Tom Aspinall made waves in the MMA world after securing a sensational KO win over Sergei Pavlovich at UFC 295 to capture the interim heavyweight title. However, his burst of emotion after the fight did not amuse former two-division champ Henry Cejudo.
Cejudo then criticized Aspinall for being apparently too emotional over an interim title victory. And Aspinall hit back with an epic response.
It’s not the real thing
Speaking on his YouTube channel, “Triple C” did not mince his words and really let Aspinall know that what he won at UFC 295 wasn’t real UFC gold.
“Watching Tom Aspinall win the interim world title, he’s already celebrating,” Cejudo remarked. “I mean it’s an interim, Tom. Save those tears when you actually win the real belt. Sometimes when I see people like that, that they just get too emotional after an interim belt, like yeah, you got a trophy but it’s like they might as well dip that thing in silver or bronze because it’s not the real thing. I mean that with all due respect.”
Watch Cejudo’s full comments below:
Tom puts Henry in his place
Understandably, Aspinall was quizzed by Michael Bisping in an interview for comments. As expected, the newly-crowned UFC heavyweight interim champ came up with an equally lethal response.
According to Aspinall, he has no time for such comments and it’s quite impossible for him to even hear what short guys like Cejudo had to say.
“No [I haven’t heard about Cejudo’s comment]. I don’t watch that little squirt,” Aspinall reacted. “It doesn’t matter to me mate, what he says, he’s about 5-foot-3. If he’s talking, I probably won’t hear him because of how far away he is from me. So yeah, it doesn’t matter. He’s trying to get headlines, isn’t he? He’s trying to get headlined, obviously.”
“It doesn’t bother me,” he added. “What bothers me is when someone I know has an issue, and they got my number, but they want to go online to beef it up. If you got an issue and got some questions, give me a ring. You know what I mean. I mean in general. That’s when it annoys me, when it’s people that I know. When it’s strangers, I couldn’t care less. I couldn’t care less.”
With Aspinall now regarded as arguably the most talented heavyweight in the UFC, it wouldn’t be a shock if he becomes one of the most talked-about fighters in the sport.
As it stands, Aspinall is laser-focused on becoming the UFC heavyweight champion. He is likely to face Jon Jones for a unification bout but he is also questioning why the UFC has yet to strip “Bones” of his title after pulling out of the original UFC 295 main event due to an injury.
Check out Aspinall’s full interview below: