Older brother: I never lost a fight with my little brother [Jon Jones]

by Jeff Wagenheim | source: sportsillustrated.cnn.com
 

"To this day, I've never lost a fight to him."

Considering that the "him" is Jon "Bones" Jones, the magnificent UFC light heavyweight champion, that's a heady statement. Who'd say such a thing?

It's certainly not a claim that could be made by any of the 13-1 dynamo's past opponents, not even the fighter responsible for the "1." True, Matt Hamill's résumé lists a victory over Jones, but only because along the way to being beaten to a pulp, "The Hammer" was nailed by some elbows thrown in a way that got Jones disqualified. Everyone knows who really won that fight.

The one guy who's rolled with Jon Jones and not walked away a discombobulated loser is a 6-foot-3, 300-pound former state high school wrestling champion who now plays in the NFL. His name is Arthur Jones. He's Jon's big brother, a year older than the 23-year-old thrill a minute.

"Ever since we were little kids, we were always wrestling with each other and tearing up the house," said Arthur, a Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle, speaking during a break in a New York City photo shoot featuring him, Jon and their younger brother, Chandler, a defensive tackle at Syracuse University. "We still wrestle for fun whenever we're together. Just last night we were rolling around at our hotel. I think we're going to be 45, 50, 60 years old and still wrestling with each other."

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PoundforPound site profile image  

4/25/11 7:52 PM by PoundforPound

True. If it wasn't for American football heavyweight boxing and MMA would be full of huge, athletic American athletes.

temp154226 site profile image  

4/24/11 5:34 PM by temp154226

Or - Cool bro story.

RickMartelsArrogance site profile image  

4/24/11 5:27 PM by RickMartelsArrogance

He was in Albuquerque training for about a month before the Shogun fight happened.   

GladiatorGannon site profile image  

4/24/11 5:25 PM by GladiatorGannon

JBJ does have some of the best MMA wrestling in the world right now.

K-Dub-  

4/24/11 8:34 AM by K-Dub-"T"

 LOL @ American hand egg. Brilliant. I prefer American throw egg.....

Mix6APlix site profile image  

4/24/11 1:09 AM by Mix6APlix

Yeah and he's never fought mma either. As the most respectable mma website we should stop giving this fucking clown any coverage until he does something mma related. Makes me wanna puke.

Mica Kizbig site profile image  

4/24/11 1:07 AM by Mica Kizbig

Bro story, cool.

BryanHamper site profile image  

4/24/11 12:13 AM by BryanHamper

Video of Arthur Jones vs Kelly Gregg (3x Oklahoma State Champion & Ravens DT) Friendly Takedown match....http://www.twitvid.com/UHT3O

Druskee27 site profile image  

4/23/11 11:49 PM by Druskee27

My little brother is taller and weighs more but I have never lost a fight(spar)with him and never will.-older brother who refuses to lose to little brother

Arecsa site profile image  

4/23/11 11:47 PM by Arecsa

Well me and Arthur have one thing in common then, I've never lost a fight to Jon Jones either. Of course neither of us have actually fought him.