Craig Jones Reveals What Make Athletes Like Dillon Danis Leave Grappling for a Career Elsewhere

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In the world of MMA, grappling is a key skill to dominate the opponents. But major grappling tournaments are witnessing an exodus of talent. BJJ and Grappling world champion Craig Jones reveals why.

In a recent interview on the MMA Hour show, Craig talked about the challenge of being a grappler. He said, “We lose athletes like that because there’s probably more money being an influencer than there is in the [grappling] tournaments.”

Craig Jones is trying to make grappling main stream

The champion grappler holds the Light-Heavyweight and Polaris Middleweight Champion, and an ADCC Silver Medalist. He is a black belt in BJJ under Lachlan Giles.

In 2024, Jones created an unprecedented stir in the grappling world with his ambitious plans to host a tournament boasting a $1 million prize fund.

Dillon Danis After Grappling

Dillon Danis is widely known for being UFC superstar Conor McGregor’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu and grappling coach. He was part of a melee at UFC 229 after Khabib Nurmagomedov jumped the cage to beat him.

Danis has become a mainstream social media star due to his frequent shenanigans with the Paul brothers.

Boxing Match Against Logan Paul

In his debut professional boxing match, Danis was defeated by American YouTuber Logan Paul via disqualification. The most memorable moments inside the squared circle for Danis were his attempts at wrestling.

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