UFC lightweight Kevin Lee is interested in a ₹75 Lakhs grappling match against Bellator welterweight Dillon Danis. This is not the first time that this type of call out has been made. A few years back, Dillon Danis issued a grappling challenge with the winner takes it all bet.
Kevin Lee is very confident of beating Dillon Danis in a grappling match. He said that a match against Danis would be easy money for him.
“When the options run out, he’s the ace in the bag. He’s still been here and still been watching me. I may go and make that happen, that’d be easy money,” Lee said to ESPN MMA on Instagram Live. “I want to get more offensive with my jiu-jitsu as well so I might throw up some leglocks.”
Kevin Lee says he is not interested in sponsorship money
Kevin Lee made it clear that the only way for Dillon Danis to get the grappling match is if he puts up his own money. He said that the $100k or ₹75 lakhs mustn’t be the sponsor’s money that pays for the winner’s purse.
“Hopefully he still has the money in the bank, hopefully, he’s still on Conor’s payroll or something, you know Conor’s still being generous with him. I’ve been had mine, mines stashed away,” Kevin Lee said. “I took that out in cash just for a rainy day, just for when I get bored. We’ll see, this summer it’ll be one. I might do it this summer, once I get bored enough, I might do it.
"I want his money. I want to spend his money when I go to the store.”@MoTownPhenom is still interested in a $100k grappling match with @dillondanis, but says Danis has to put up his own cash, not sponsorship money. (via @arielhelwani) pic.twitter.com/b1wOc4V7rC
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 25, 2020
“I thought it was 100gs, it’s 100gs. I’m motivated by money, that is the only way you get me off this couch. So, it is 100gs and it is 100gs of my money or his. When he approached me with it he said we will have someone sponsor it,” he continued. “Like no, it is coming straight from the source. I want his money, I want to spend his money when I go to the store, I don’t want to spend anybody else’s. I want to see his deposit slip and I want to see where he pulled it from. That is the only way I will get up for it. Yeah, I want to spend his money. Like I said we might make that happen, I’ll wait until I get bored enough.” (H/T – BJPenn.com)
Who do you guys think wins in a grappling match between Dillon Danis and Kevin Lee?