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UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon "Bones" Jones met some pretty good sparring partners at a very young age. His older brother Arthur Jones was drafted in the 5th Round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. Just moments ago inside of New York City's Radio City Music Hall, the youngest brother of the three, Chandler (pictured above wearing his brothers belt), was selected 21st overall by the 3-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots. Chandler Jones is a highly touted DE out of Syracuse who will be a great addition to the Kraft family's franchise.

Here's what Mike Mayock had to say about the 2011 All-Big East 1st Team selection - .."Better than any of the defensive ends...two years from now he's going to be 280 lbs. and one mean son-of-a-*****."

As of now Chandler stands 6'5 (the tallest of the Jones bros.) and weighs in at 265. Congrats to a very tight knit family on another very special day.

photo via - @chanjones99


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