LAS VEGAS, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With a pro football player, a college football standout about to be drafted to the pros, and the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion of the world, proud parents Arthur and Camille Jones of Endicott, New York, may have the most athletic sons in America.
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"The Jones brothers are three guys who are very competitive, but we have a bond that can never be broken," said youngest brother Chandler, a 6-foot-5-inch, 265-pound defensive end for the Syracuse Orangemen who will be drafted into the pros next week.
"We're real passionate about everything we do and we bring out the best in each other," said oldest brother Arthur, a 6-foot-3-inch, 311-pound defensive end for the Baltimore Ravens.
"I was the skinny kid with no co-ordination," said 6-foot-3-inch middle brother Jon, who defends his UFC 205lbs title tomorrow against No.1 contender Rashad Evans on Pay-Per-View. "Both my brothers were always great at football but when I wore the helmet and pads, I looked so skinny with these long legs poking out they called me 'Bones.' But I found my calling in the UFC, and on Saturday night in Atlanta, both my brothers will be Octagonside to see 'Bones' Jones do his thing."
For rights-free video of the Jones brothers helping Jon prepare for this weekend's big fight, click here for 50 second and 3 minute versions of film: http://on.ufc.com/HYl2cy
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