FOXBORO, Mass. — In the coming years, defensive end Chandler Jones will make his living in the NFL by getting into thousands of fights with offensive tackles who tip the scales at more than 300 pounds.
It's a mismatch in terms of size, particularly since Jones is considered light at 265 pounds, a number that needs to increase to match his 6-foot-5 frame. At any rate, that's not a fight that has ever bothered Jones.
He's got a more intimidating presence in his own family. His brother is UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones, who successfully defended his title Saturday against Rashad Evans at UFC 145 in Atlanta.
Chandler trains with his brother, but he laughed at the notion of ever getting into a fight with him. That's one brawl he's continued to avoid.
"He's a professional fighter," Chandler said. "That's what he's paid to do, and I respect that."
Chandler was with his brother, Arthur, who is a defensive lineman for the Ravens, at Saturday's fight, so this has turned into quite the week for the family.
"We were front row and supporting him," Chandler said. "It was one of his toughest fights, and I thank God that he came out with a win."