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5 Oz. of Pain on CBS Sports: Q&A with NFL player turned fighter Marcus Jones

five.jpgIn my latest column for, I had the opportunity to interview one of the top heavyweight prospects in MMA, Marcus Jones.

If the name is familiar to you it’s because Jones was a former first round pick in the NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After a six-year career in the NFL, Jones decided to call it quits and eventually found his way into competitive mixed martial arts.

During the interview, Jones answered questions about how he feels about other NFL players in MMA i such as Johnnie Morton; his status as a member of Rob Kahn’s Gracie Tampa school; whether major promotions are trying to sign him; the differences between fighters and football players; and much more.

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You can also CLICK HERE to read what 5 Oz. of Pain has to say about Marcus Jones in our MMA Prospects section.