Champ vs. Champ: Pats’ Chandler Jones wants to fight UFC’s Jon Jones

Chandler Jones vs. Jon Jones Tale of the Tape (Photo/TMZ) Jon Jones Champ vs. Champ: Pats' Chandler Jones wants to fight UFC's Jon Jones Jones Tale of the Tape
Chandler Jones vs. Jon Jones Tale of the Tape (Photo/TMZ)

The Jones family is a competitive family with athletic and championship brothers. Now, two of the brothers want to fight…for charity.

Current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones is being called out by his brother, recent Super Bowl Champion for the New England Patriots, Chandler Jones. NFL star Chandler tells TMZ Sports he is ready to step inside the Octagon and is pretty sure he can beat his UFC Champion brother Jon Jones.

“Me and my brother used to fight all the time when we were young … and I’m pretty sure I can take him down now. I am way bigger than he is,” Chandler tells TMZ Sports.

Jon Jones is coming off another title defense against Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 in January and Chandler Jones just won Super Bowl XLIX with the Patriots in February.

Chandler is dead serious. He would fight his brother for charity.

“It will be fun if we actually did a one-round match for charity … that would be fun. If I win, he would have to donate to the charity of my choice and vice versa.”

As much fun as it sounds and it would likely make a good amount of money for charity, it is unlikely Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick would let his player do such a thing.

“I don’t know how my coach would feel about it. I don’t think it would fly,” said Chandler.

It is also unlikely UFC President Dana White would enjoy seeing his star fighter step into the Octagon with a 265-pound NFL defensive end, even for charity.

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  • Career Sidekick

    I’d watch that for sure! I didn’t know the two were brothers before reading this to be honest.

    • Yes and their brother Arthur Jones plays for the Indianapolis Colts! Talented family!

  • yesyoumay .

    The 60lb size advantage may be negated by fighting skills. It takes years to learn them and Jon Jones is one of the most skillful in the world. Unless Chandler has some background in wrestling, or another fighting sport, I’d still put my money on the champ….at least in a real fight. But all bets are off for this charity thing-who knows they may kiss and hug!

  • Richard Winters

    Jon Jones would get dick-slapped by his brother. It’s a whole different level fighting your family, especially your brother who grew up scrapping with you. I got bets on Jones’ brother.