Jon Jones, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, undoubtedly has a genetic component to his performance. Both of “Bones'” brothers are renowned NFL players, making him part of a family of talented athletes.
During “Bones”‘ dominant reign atop the UFC’s 205 lbs division, their younger brother Chandler and their older brother Arthur even went on to win the Super Bowl.
The Baltimore Ravens selected Arthur Jones in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, and he later helped the team win the Super Bowl XLVII. The Syracuse defensive end only participated in two games during his first year, but he recorded 4.5 sacks during the regular season in 2012. On the night the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 to win his only Super Bowl ring, Arthur recorded a crucial sack of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The New England Patriots selected Chandler Jones with the 21st overall pick in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. In 14 games during his debut season, Chandler recorded 45 tackles, 6 sacks, 5 passes defended, and 3 forced fumbles. When the Patriots defeated the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 28-24 in Super Bowl XLIX, Jones earned his first championship ring. That season, he recorded 43 tackles and 6 sacks in 10 games.
Jon Jones has his eyes on former champion after UFC 285
Following a three-year absence, Jon Jones will fight Ciryl Gane at UFC 285 the following weekend. The UFC heavyweight championship, which was left vacant by former champion Francis Ngannou’s departure from the promotion, will also be at stake in his heavyweight debut.
Jon Jones also asserts that his eight-fight UFC deal was significantly increased, prompting his return. If he can escape significant injuries, the 35-year-old hopes to fight twice or three times this year.
If Jones wins the heavyweight championship at UFC 285, he wants to face heavyweight GOAT challenger Stipe Miocic to defend it. During a Twitter Spaces with Kanpai Pandas, “Bones” said:
“I’m aiming for Stipe Miocic. It seems to me to signify the most. There are many men in the world, but for me personally and for my legacy, taking down the greatest heavyweight of all time means the most. MMA Fighting