Humanizing Athletes: UFC Fighter Tom Aspinall’s Favorite Things

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UFC fighter Tom Aspinall (10-2)

MMA fighters are savages. They are the best athletes on Earth; however, they are also human and enjoy things just like you and me.

Some MMA fans might know Tom Aspinall as former title challenger, Darren Till’s teammate; however, Aspinall is a heavyweight prospect that everyone should keep their eyes on.

Aspinall holds a 100% finish rate in his nine wins and has never been out of the first round in his eight victories. The scary thing about Aspinall is that he can submit his opponents with his black belt or win via knockout. I’m sure the UFC’s heavyweight division is on notice.

Aspinall was supposed to make his debut at UFC on ESPN+ 29: Woodley vs. Edwards in London, but COVID-19 stopped that. Instead, he debuted the last ‘Fight Island’ fight card, UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till. It took him 45 seconds to knockout Jake Collier in the first round and earned himself a $50,000 performance of the night check.

After his win, he called out Sergey Spivak, and the UFC made that fight for UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen. A week before the fight, Spivak pulled out of the fight, and Alan Baudot stepped up. Aspinall finished Baudot in the first round via TKO. It was Aspinall’s first time being on the main card, and he showed why he belongs there.

In Aspinall’s most recent fight, he faced his biggest test to date, MMA legend Andrei Arlovski at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis. Aspinall submitted Arlovski and jumped him into the UFC heavyweight top 15 rankings.

Aspinall was supposed to fight Sergei Pavlovich on September 4, 2021; however, a week before the fight, Pavlovich pulled out due to Visa issues. He will now face Spivak, the man he called out in 2020.

Here is a list of UFC fighter Tom Aspinall’s favorite things.

  • Favorite food – Chips and Gravy
  • Favorite drink – Mirinda
  • Favorite color – Purple
  • Favorite all-time fight to watch – Dan Henderson vs. Shogun Rua
  • Favorite knockout – Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort
  • Favorite of your own fights – I have enjoyed them all 
  • Favorite sport to watch other than MMA – Boxing
  • Favorite submission to practice – Armbar
  • Favorite athlete – Georges St-Pierre
  • Favorite movie – Shawshank redemption
  • Favorite TV show – Catfish
  • Favorite song – Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Favorite band or musician – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Favorite place to travel to – Poland
  • Favorite video game – None
  • Favorite animal – Dogs
  • Favorite hobby – Going to the pub

You can follow UFC fighter Tom Aspinall on Instagram.

Check out the rest of my Humanizing series.

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