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Discussion on: The Renaissance of the Heavyweight Division

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Ollie Gadd Author

I'd be happy to see Tom fight Gane or Tuivasa really, I think those are both fights appropriate to his skill level but I just want to see those contenders being built up without another one stopping the train so soon.

I think you probably have to have Tai or Aspinall (probably Tai) fight Stipe for the Interim Title so I imagine that's going to take him out of the picture until that business is sorted out, hence why I'd like to see Tom fight down just for one fight

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Lee

So you think Gane?

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Ollie Gadd Author

Well, it looks like we now have Jon Jones fighting Stipe for the Interrim title

With those circumstances it feels like you have to match one of these 3 up against each other, and I think that the most fan-friendly matchup is Tom Aspinall vs Tai Tuivasa. Let those boys bang, they've both got such passionate fanbases and I think that fight would get a lot of hype behind it tbh.

Gane I think should get my original matchup which is Blaydes. Let him have his wrestling tested, let Blaydes have his standup tested, and see just how much both of these guys deserve to be in title contention.

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Lee

Well, it looks like we now have Jon Jones fighting Stipe for the Interrim title

I didn’t see this! Struth, confirmed? Stipe…. That’s a tough comeback bout for Jones, how long has he been out for now?

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Tom Aspinall vs Tai Tuivasa definitely a fan favourite, really intriguing to see what happens there, not easy to call but I think we have seen most of Tai’s game, and not so much of Aspinall’s

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Not confirmed but Dana says they're pretty sold on Jones fighting in July and that Stipe "makes sense"

Yeah its a tough comeback for both of those guys to be honest. I don't know who I'd lean towards, I'll have to properly watch through all of their fights and see where the styles match but it'll be an exciting one for sure

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Yeah good shout, potentially a tougher match up for Stipe but you never know with Jones. I have seen every Jones fight, he’s like a cockroach.