Curtis Blaydes shuts down talk of rematch with Tom Aspinal

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Curtis Blaydes is understandably disappointed with how his main event fight at UFC London went, but that doesn’t mean he’s interested in a rematch with Tom Aspinal. 

Tom appeared to blow out his knee in the opening exchange and the fight was stopped. 

Curtis Blaydes speaks

“I have no idea what happened,” Blaydes told MMA Junkie and other reporters post-fight at UFC Fight Night 208. “He landed the kick, I went to counter, he dropped. That’s all I know.

“I’m frustrated. No one wants to win like that. I get the win, I hold my ranking. I get the money, but without a highlight, did it even happen? Did the fight even happen?”

“I’m not risking my ranking (with a rematch),” Blaydes said. “I won the fight. Heading into this fight I envisioned the winner, which is me, would be fighting the winner of Tuivasa and Gane. So I’m not going to pass up an opportunity to fight those guys when it’s right there to wait for Tom Aspinall to heal and run it back.”

Transcription courtesy of MMAJunkie