Former NFL player finds true love in UFC

November 25, 2009 at 10:14 am by Terez in Marcus Jones, MMA, UFC

Terez, I couldn't arm bar anyone on the field..it wasn't much fun...

Terez, I couldn't arm bar anyone on the field..it wasn't much fun...

On a recent episode of The Ultimate Fighter — the UFC’s wildly popular reality show — heavyweight hopeful Marcus Jones made a revelation to millions of viewers. The former NFL defensive end, who recorded 24 sacks in six seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996-2001, confessed that his heart was never fully in his football career. Well, at least not in the way it’s invested in his fledgling mixed martial arts career. It may have come to a shock to some watching, wondering how someone who once held seemingly one of the most desired and admired jobs in America could have essentially gone through the motions the whole time. One former Bucs teammate and close friend of Jones’s was hardly surprised. “He’ll even tell you, he didn’t really love football,” said Ian Beckles, who played nine seasons in the league from 1990-98, spending the first seven in Tampa. “He just played football and he excelled at it. But he loves MMA. So the odds of him excelling at that are probably better than football, and he had a pretty good football career as well. — Las Vegas Sun

What a piece of shit to say he didn’t care..maybe he should give back all the money he made from playing football. -TO