Poatan maintains a mystery, but reveals the backstory of a possible fight with Aspinall for the UFC belt

Negotiations underway? Brazilian talks about negotiating with his managers and possible struggle with English

T. Aspinall watching A. Poatan prepare for fight. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @tomaspinallofficial

T. Aspinall watching A. Poatan prepare for fight. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram @tomaspinallofficial

The atmosphere behind the scenes MMA considerably in the last few days after the enigmatic post of the interim heavyweight champion (up to 120,2kg.), Tom aspinall, on your social networks. In the photo, the Englishman appears staring Alex Poatán, current holder of the light heavyweight belt (up to 93kg.), moments before the Brazilian took to the Octagon in the UFC 300.

The publication, without caption, sparked fans' imagination and raised questions about a possible confrontation between the two fighters.


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Amid rumors of a superfight, Poatan, known for his humble attitude and focus on work, remains calm and leaves the decision in the hands of the organization.

“I have to see what’s best for me, but I’m not alone. I have my managers with me. I am here. I'm like a fighting cock, but we have to see what's best for me, my career and my team. I’m open to fighting anyone, but it’s not up to me to decide”, said the champion.


Aspinall, in turn, does not hide his admiration for Poatan and had already expressed interest in a possible fight against the Brazilian. The Englishman, who is looking to establish himself as one of the top names in the heavyweight category, sees Alex as an exciting challenge and an opportunity to mark his name in the organization's history.

Will Poatan x Aspinall happen?

At the moment, the answer is uncertain. The UFC has not yet officially commented on the matter, and the fighters themselves prefer to remain cautious. However, the excitement of the fans and the interest of the athletes themselves indicate that the possibility of a Poatan x Aspinall is real and could come to fruition soon.


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