Arthur Jones Praises the Work Ethic of His Younger Brother Jon Jones
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.26.2014
"His mind is on a whole different level."
The Des Moines Register recently published an interview with NFL player Arthur Jones, a defensive lineman for the Indianapolis Colts and older brother to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Arthur discussed the work ethic and the success of his brother. Below are some highlights.
Arthur Jones on his brother's work ethic: "If you say Jon can't do it, he's going to prove you wrong. He's a hard worker. He works for everything he's got. It's like that Drake song, 'Started from the bottom, now we're here.' He really did. He just worked so hard, and that's something he's done since we were little: outwork the competition."
Arthur on how Jon improved in football in high school: "In football, he wasn't the best player. He couldn't catch a cold. They tried to find a position for him to play...By his senior year, he got the team's 'Most Improved Player.' He played defensive end right next to me, and it was cool to be out there with him. He finally got to start his senior year. He was always willing to prove somebody wrong."
Arthur on Jon's professionalism and his mind being on another level: "My brother is all about professionalism. Before he fights, he feels like he knows his opponent because he watches film so much and he breaks down his opponent and visualizes the fight. He dreams about it. When he gets to the octagon, it's easy. It's like push-and-play on a cassette. Jon is different. His mind is on a whole different level."