Aspinall: "I'd be surprised if Jones signs a contract to fight me one day"

UFC interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall has once again expressed his belief that full titleholder Jon Jones will never agree to fight him.

"I would be very surprised if Jon Jones ever signs a contract to fight me. I don't think it's going to happen. I'm very skeptical. Jon Jones is a smart guy. And if I were him, I would think, 'I can fight a 42-year-old fighter who's wrapping up his career and make five times as much money as I would for a fight with Tom.' I would definitely do that," Title Sports Network quoted Aspinall as saying.

As a reminder, Aspinall will fight Curtis Blades in the co-main event of UFC 304 on July 27 in Manchester, UK. As for Jones, he plans to share the octagon with Stipe Miocic in November.