UFC news: Chael Sonnen alerts heavyweights to go against Tom Aspinall

"I will have you fighting for the belt within 12 months. That’s the plan anyway, that you’re getting in the way of! ”

Tom Aspinall in a file photo [Image-ufc.com]
By Blesson Daniel | Jun 18, 2022 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

UFC heavyweight Tom Aspinall has continued to be praised by Chael Sonnen. Last month, ‘The Bad Guy’ pleaded with the Brit to speak up more on the mike. Sonnen was particularly irritated by Aspinall’s assertion that he didn’t deserve a championship opportunity. The former UFC championship contender stated on his YouTube channel: “Aspinall does interviews like a 13-year-old fan,” said Sonnen. “Aspinall cuts an interview that he should not receive a title shot. Somebody else should, he’s not ready for it. All right, we got a young guy who wants to show a sense of humility, who never should have done an interview that said that. But everybody’s gotta have a mistake before they can make a correction.”

Sonnen continued saying, “If I had time and he hadn’t pissed me off so bad, I would offer, ‘Don’t ever say anything else, every interview and press conference that you go to, I will show up with a bullhorn and make a whole big scene of it. You stand there and don’t say anything, I will have you fighting for the belt within 12 months.’ That’s the plan anyway, that you’re getting in the way of!”

Tom Aspinall responded by revealing on social media that he has no intention of following Chael Sonnen’s advise. However, it appears like the two have reached an understanding behind the scenes. ‘The Bad Guy’ has already sent out a slew of messages praising the heavyweight on Twitter. Chael Sonnen spoke about Tom Aspinall’s abilities in many postings earlier today. He also made a reference to Curtis Blaydes, the Brit’s next opponent. He claims that Aspinall’s opponents are looking for cornerbacks who can toss in the rag.

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