July 21, 2024

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UK Sporting Legends Unite in Support of Tom Aspinall’s Quest for UFC Glory at UFC 295

Prior to the biggest fight of his life at UFC 295, Tom Aspinall received support from many other British UFC fighters, including Leon Edwards, Paddy Pimblett, Paul Craig, and more. Aspinall also received public support from WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his father, John Fury, who sent a message to Aspinall, telling the young contender that he was making the entire country ‘proud.’

In a video from the British news site TNT Sports, fellow United Kingdom natives, including UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards and Paddy Pimblett, sent supporting videos to Aspinall, who got emotional watching them. Aspinall, who stepped in to fight Sergei Pavlovich on roughly two weeks’ notice, has also received praise and support from practically every British professional fighter, including Molly McCann, Arnold Allen, Jack Shore, Nathaniel Wood, Muhammad Mokaev, Darren Till, Carl Frampton, Rio Ferdinand, Joleon Lescott, and Rico Verhoeven.