‘I’m now not risking my score’ – Curtis Blaydes gained’t rematch Tom Aspinall after injury TKO at UFC London

‘I’m now not risking my score’ – Curtis Blaydes gained’t rematch Tom Aspinall after injury TKO at UFC London

Curtis Blaydes is uninterested in a rematch with Tom Aspinall without reference to the unfortunate completing of their battle at UFC London on Saturday.

Blaydes notched a 15-second TKO over Aspinall after the Team Kaobon product blew out his knee on a kick. Although he got the win, ‘Razor’ was once annoyed with how the battle went.

“I have no idea what happened,” mentioned Blaydes in every single place his post-fight press conference (video provided thru MMA Junkie). He landed the kick, I went to counter, he dropped. That’s all I know.”

Curtis Blaydes gained

Blaydes knew a win over Aspinall would get him one step closer to a championship selection, which may well be his first since changing into a member of the promotion over six years up to now. Then again previous than that may happen, the 31-year-old would in reality like every other battle and has set his sights on the winner of Ciryl Gane vs. Tai Tuivasa at UFC Paris for his next glance. And he has little interest in entertaining other alternatives, along with a rematch with Aspinall.

“I’m now not risking my score,” mentioned Blaydes. “I gained the battle. Heading into this battle I envisioned the winner, which is me, the winner of this battle can also be preventing the winner of Tuivasa and Gane. So I’m now not going to pass up a chance to battle those guys when it’s correct there to look forward to Aspinall to heal and run it once more.

“It doesn’t lend a hand me with the rankings the least bit, staying lively,” persisted Blaydes. “You don’t have to stay lively. You must beat extraordinarily ranked opponents. I’m going to look forward to the winner. I will now not be taking No. 8, No. 7 [or] No. 6 because it doesn’t lend a hand me. It’s serving to them. I’m now not looking to give any handouts.”

Blaydes is now on a three-fight win streak. The No. 4 heavyweight rebounded from a second-round KO loss to Derrick Lewis with wins over Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Chris Daukaus at UFC 266 and UFC Columbus, respectively.

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