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Chandler Jones ready to take on UFC star in a charity match?

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The entire area of New England and the fans of the Patriots are still caught up in their celebrations after the team left Super Bowl XLIX victorious.

Following their fourth Super Bowl championship, the Patriots face an off-season filled with touch decisions ahead of a pivotal free agency for many teams.

Whilst head coach Bill Belichick and the decision makers in New England are surely starting to turn their attentions to the draft and next season, some of the players may still have a bit longer before they put their minds back on the job.

Superstar tight-end Rob Gronkowski has been busy with numerous media appearances in order to highlight his post- Super Bowl celebrations.

The man who made the play that won the championship Malcolm Butler has been celebrating with Tom Brady's MVP truck whilst Julian Edelman has been caught up in drama thanks to dating app Tinder.


But Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones is in fact eyeing up a move from the NFL to the octagon and some MMA action.

Jones whose brother Jon Jones fights in the UFC is his intended opponent as the Patriots defender proposes a one round fight for charity.

"Me and my brother used to fight all the time when we were young ... and I'm pretty sure I can take him down now. I am way bigger than he is." - Chandler Jones on a fight with his brother

Jones may have a size advantage over his UFC brother but he has admitted that the idea would be unlikely to happen.

The reason for that would be some potential interference from Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

"I don't know how my coach would feel about it. I don't think it would fly."

A big year for the Pats

Belichick may always stop the idea of one of his star defensive ends getting into the octagon with a UFC champion in the midst of the upcoming NFL season.

It may be several months away but as current Super Bowl champions, all eyes will be on New England to see if they can return to Super Bowl 50 and go for their fifth championship.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady this year won his fourth Super Bowl ring and tied NFL legend Joe Montana for the most won by a single quarterback.

A fifth ring for Brady would certainly put him near the top of the list for the best ever and the Patriots status as a football dynasty as undoubted.

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