It will be a busy weekend for the Jones family. Saturday night, UFC Light-heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones headlines UFC 152 in Toronto on Saturday September 22nd in Toronto. His two brothers play in the NFL and will be playing against each other the following Sunday, September 23rd.
His oldest brother Arthur Jones is a defensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, and his youngest brother Chandler Jones is a defensive lineman for the New England Patriots. They square off Sunday in NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
Their parents, will be traveling to both events. Jon Jones has a midday fight booked for Sunday so that he can join his parents at the game and watch his brothers battle it out!
“If Chandler wins, Arthur will not hear the end of it,” Jones said. “I’m telling you. They may play twice [counting playoffs] and if Chandler wins the first then Arthur better win the second or he is going to be in the doghouse for the next year.”
Their mother, Camille Jones, lost her eyesight as a result of diabetes but remains in perfect spirit and doesn’t let it bother her at all. She has actually never seen a mixed martial arts fight. She wasn’t too keen on the idea until she found out that Jon wasn’t really getting injured in his fights, that he was actually quite good and was the one inflicting the damage on his opponent. She said that after every fight she asks him, ” Is my boy still pretty?” to which Jon replies, “Yes mama,” every time.
Check out this video of a water fight that broke out between Jones brothers: