“It’s an Amazing Feeling” – Jon Jones Says His Brother in NFL Shares a Common Point of View

Published 11/09/2021, 8:45 AM EST
INGLEWOOD, CA – DECEMBER 29: Jon Jones looks on during a Light Heavyweight titlebout against Alexander Gustafsson of Sweden during the UFC 232 event inside The Forum on December 29, 2018 in Inglewood, California. Jones defeated Gustafsson by KO. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)


Jon Jones is one of the biggest names in Mixed Martial Arts. He has had his fair share of controversies outside the octagon, but inside it, he is one of the best ever. Jones is a former two-time UFC light heavyweight champion and is undefeated in his last 18 fights. ‘Bones’ has also defended his title a record 11 times. He relinquished his title earlier this year, wanting to compete in the heavyweight division.

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Jon Jones is not the only successful athlete in his family. His brother, Chandler Jones, plays for Arizona Cardinals in the NFL. He is a former Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots. Recently, the Outside Linebacker broke the Arizona Cardinals sack record. During a game against the San Francisco 49ers, he got his 67th sack with the Cardinals.

His brother after this feat took to Twitter and said, “Just had an amazing conversation with Chandler, it’s amazing that he now knows what it feels like to be considered TBE, it’s an amazing feeling, cool to have that in common with my childhood roommate.”

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Arizona Cardinals are currently 8-1 and have the best record in the NFL and Jones is a huge part of the team’s success.

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What has Jon Jones been up to?

Jones has not competed in the UFC since February 2020. His last fight was against Dominick Reyes, which he won via a unanimous decision. With the win, he defended his UFC light heavyweight title and later vacated it.

Since then, he has clarified that he wants to compete in the heavyweight division. However, no fight has materialized yet. Despite not having any fights, Jones has been in the news, though for the wrong reasons. Recently he was arrested for domestic battery and felony tampering with a vehicle. After the incident, he was suspended from his long-time gym, Jackson-Wink gym, and Jones recently made a statement regarding that.

On Twitter, ‘Bones’ said that he won’t be going back to his old gym. He said, “Definitely won’t be going back but I will continue to root for all the fighters that are training there. I do believe my training methods and sessions have improved significantly since changing environments. Grateful for all the time I got to spend there, everything has its time.”

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Since the suspension, Jones has mostly been training in his garage but is looking for a new team. He looks big and jacked in the recent videos posted by him, but would need training partners in the future.

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The Jones brothers are definitely very successful in their own sports. What do you make of Chandler Jones and his success? Where would you like to see Jon Jones train? Let us know your thoughts!

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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