Tom Aspinall has made a profession of having quick fights.
The Englishman, who makes his return to the UFC this weekend in a significant tournament fight in opposition to Marcin Tybura in London, fights for the first time in almost precisely a year after he suffered a severe knee shatter within the opening seconds of a bout with Curtis Blaydes in July 2022. The fight lasted ideal 15 seconds.
Earlier than that, Aspinall’s profession document reveals 11 first-spherical victories in 15 complete fights, he intends to derive his championship pursuit support on observe this weekend — and he absolutely isn’t getting paid by the hour.
“[Tybura] got me on the worst time he would possibly perhaps well well additionally ever derive me because I am unbelievably hungry stunning now,” Aspinall said, via UFC.com. “I am ready to show all individuals that I am ideal the subsequent heavyweight champion, honestly. I’m ready to show all individuals what I’m all about.
“I if truth be told feel fancy I’ve been locked down for a year from doing what I fancy,” Aspinall added. “I desire that freedom all over again. I own to derive in there and allege myself and show all individuals that is what I’ve been working on. Let’s no longer ignore me. I’m no longer the actual person that falls over with a sore leg after 15 seconds. I own to exit there and show all individuals what I’m all about. I mediate I own to if truth be told feel free because that’s the feeling I fancy. Honest freedom.
“[The injury] couldn’t were helped, nonetheless I mild take that huge guilt on. I’ve got to show up on the twenty 2d of July and show all individuals this capability that of this you caught with me, and this capability that of this you were there, and it’s all half of the trek, and it’s going to reach support upright.”