Dillon Danis is set to step into the boxing ring against Logan Paul this weekend in Manchester. The fight will take place on the same card as the highly-anticipated matchup between KSI and Tommy Fury. But who exactly is Dillon Danis?
Dillon Danis, a 30-year-old American, has never competed in a professional boxing match before. Instead, he gained experience in jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts.
In his MMA career, Danis had two professional bouts in the welterweight division of Bellator. He won both fights via first-round submission, although his opponents have not fared well since then. Max Humphrey, who lost to Danis, has not competed since their fight, and Kyle Walker, Danis’s first opponent, has also been inactive, falling to a 2-5 record.
Danis gained attention in the MMA world due to his affiliation with Conor McGregor’s team. While he is no longer McGregor’s teammate, Danis was a jiu-jitsu sparring partner for the UFC icon.
In 2018, Danis made headlines when he was attacked by Khabib Nurmagomedov after Nurmagomedov’s victory over McGregor. Before that, Danis showcased his skills by winning gold in his weight class at the Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship.
Prior to his upcoming fight with Logan Paul, Danis has been making waves by targeting Paul’s fiancee, Nina Agdal, on social media. This led Agdal to obtain a temporary restraining order against Danis. However, it’s worth noting that Danis withdrew from a previous bout with KSI earlier this year, citing a lack of training. KSI, like Paul, is a YouTuber-turned-boxer.
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