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UFC's Jon Jones Will Attend Super Bowl to Cheer on Ravens, Brother Arthur Jones

Jon Jones will find the time to take a trip to New Orleans to watch his brother play against San Francisco in the Super Bowl.
Jon Jones will find the time to take a trip to New Orleans to watch his brother play against San Francisco in the Super Bowl.Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
Steven RondinaFeatured ColumnistJanuary 21, 2013

An under-the-radar story for the AFC Championship Game was the showdown between two brothers. Chandler Jones is the hotshot rookie defensive end for the New England Patriots. Arthur Jones, his eldest brother, plays defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens.

The middle child? UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

Jones was guaranteed to have a brother in the Super Bowl and will apparently find the time to head to New Orleans to watch him play the San Francisco 49ers. Via Twitter:

Yes I'll definitely be leaving camp for that one“@i__qasim: @jonnybones I guess ur going to be iNew Orleans on feb 3th :P”

— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) January 21, 2013

Jones is currently training for a championship bout with former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen, who he will face at UFC 159 on April 27 in Newark, N.J. While the Super Bowl lands smack in the middle of his camp, a trip to New Orleans to witness one of the biggest sports events of the year is apparently enough to lure him from the mat.

The Ravens beat the Patriots, 28-13. Chandler Jones was relatively quiet throughout the game, but Arthur recovered the fumble that was jarred loose when Bernard Pollard cheap-shotted Patriots running back Stevan Ridley.

Before the game, Jon Jones was questioned about which team he would be rooting for. While he said that he loves seeing his little brother succeed, he is closer with the Ravens team as a whole, as well as their families. Because of that, the champ was pulling for the Ravens throughout the season.

The Super Bowl comes on February 3. Make sure to keep tabs on Bleacher Report as the game approaches!

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