Jon Jones is thrilled the Patriots traded his brother

Published Mar. 15, 2016 4:13 p.m. ET

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.

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.