New England Patriots rule out the chances of seeing Jon Jones fight his defensive end brother
That does it lads! Stop hoping for a Jon Jones v Chandler Jones charity fight.
The pair of superstar athletes had been going back on forth on Twitter over the past few weeks with the Patriots' Chandler Jones claiming he could take his elder brother if they were to ever throw down.
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) February 16, 2015
The idea was raised for a charity bout between the 24-year-old Chandler and his 27-year-old sibling, who just happens to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in mixed martial arts. But even Chandler's teammate Rob Gronkowski claimed to fancy the defensive end's chances.
But we can all stop dreaming now because the New England Patriots have claimed that they could void Chandler's contract if he was to go ahead with the fight.
The Patriots' VP of Media Relations spoke to TMZ and said: "It's not a matter of if we'd allow Chandler to fight his brother. We can't stop the players from doing what they want. But he might be voiding his contract obligations to the team if he went out and did it.
"Without getting into a specific contract, there have to be clauses [in contracts] that protect the team ... restrictions of physical activity that would risk injury. Whether it be skiing, jumping out of a plane or riding a motorcycle without a helmet in a state that requires one.
"I think they're having fun, but do I think fighting is something they're actually serious about? No."
"They're brothers. They have a sibling rivalry. Take the Gronkowski brothers ... there's not a Gronk among them that would say Rob's better at anything."
Well that's no fun.