Arthur Jones on UFC champion brother: I’ll whoop his butt

Newly-signed Colts defensive end Arthur Jones has made a career out of slugging offensive linemen in the trenches. To him, there’s not a fight he can’t win, especially against his little brother, Jon Jones, the current light heavyweight champion of the UFC.

“On record, and you can tell him that, too, I’ll whoop his butt, and it’s no secret,” Jones said at his introductory press conference, via Profootballtalk.com. “If you look at articles out there, he’ll tell you, me being the older brother, I’ve never lost a fight to him. Our last fight was probably maybe a year or two ago, but I’ve never lost a fight.”

That being said, it’s unlikely we’ll see the two in the Octagon anytime soon.

“I’ll give it to him, this is what he does for a living. He’s a UFC fighter, he’s the world champion,” Jones said. “I’m smart enough that I’m going to fight him in a closed area, if it goes down, not in an open space where he can kick and punch. I wasn’t a slouch, myself, not to toot my own horn, but I was a two-time wrestling champ. I wasn’t too bad and I can carry my own.”

Arthur Jones is the oldest of the three Jones brothers, which includes Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones. Housing the trio was, to say the least, wild.

“Man, constant competition growing up in my household,” he said. “We were all wrestlers so we would compete over everything. If the lights were going to be on or off, we were tearing up the house. We broke a lot of furniture growing up and we’re paying our mom back for it now. Whether it was the last piece of chicken or a cookie, we were fighting over it. For pecking order on the video games and it just made us who we are now. It built so much character.”

Arthur, Jon, and Chandler all went on to have successful ventures in sports, amassing wealth and fame. But the real winner here is their mom. No decision. No question.

Zack Kelberman
An award-winning sportswriter, reporter and blogger, Zack currently serves as the Miami Dolphins live correspondent and Team Stream curator for Bleacher Report. He's also a freelance NFL writer and the founder/editor-in-chief of Helmet2Helmet. His work has appeared on media outlets such as ESPN, Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports, MSN.com, FanSided.com, and About.com. Zack can be reached on Twitter (@ZackKelberman) or via email (zpkelb@gmail.com).