Despite suffering a horrific knee injury against Curtis Blaydes in July, UFC heavyweight Tom Aspinall has stated that he is not ruling out a fight at UFC 286.
Just seconds into his UFC London main event versus Blaydes, the Englishman tore his meniscus and MCL, as well as injuring his ACL. Soon after, he had surgery, which prevented him from playing the rest of 2022.
Tom Aspinall has reportedly indicated interest in returning to the octagon as early as UFC 286 in March, according to Sun Sports columnist Chisanga Malata.
Aspinall said: "I'm not ruling it out. At the minute, it's still like 14-15 weeks away. But can I get ready in 14 weeks? The answer is yes."
Tom Aspinall had been unblemished in the UFC with a 100% finishing percentage until his final fight against Curtis Blaydes. He has a 12-3 overall MMA record and a 5-1-0 UFC record.
In the heavyweight division, he has defeated notable opponents like Andrei Arlovski, Sergei Spivak, and Alexander Volkov. He has three knockouts and two submission wins in his five UFC fights.