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Jon Jones is thrilled the Patriots traded his brother

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 03: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones speaks to the media during the UFC 182 post fight press conference inside the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 16: Patriots defensive lineman Chandler Jones during pre-game warmups at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots hosted the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 03: UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones speaks to the media during the UFC 182 post fight press conference inside the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 16: Patriots defensive lineman Chandler Jones during pre-game warmups at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots hosted the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Former UFC champion Jon Jones got some unexpected good news on Tuesday with word that his brother Chandler Jones had been traded from the New England Patriots to the Arizona Cardinals.

Jones was part of a blockbuster trade that sent him to Arizona while offensive guard Jonathan Cooper went back east to the Patriots.

The change of scenery will offer Jon Jones a chance to see his little brother play more often considering he lives and trains out of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Congratulations to my lil brother @Chan95Jones for getting traded to the #ArizonaCardinals. Only a one hour flight away‼️ I'm so excited‼️

— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) March 15, 2016

The Jones brothers -- along with older brother Arthur, who plays for the Indianapolis Colts -- are often seen supporting each other at games and/or fights depending on who is competing that day.

With Chandler now relocating to Arizona it looks like he'll have his brother in his corner quite often when he debuts for the Cardinals later this year.