Dillon Danis made his MMA debut at Bellator 198 and he made headlines with his impressive performance. Danis, who rose to fame for being the grappling coach of former UFC champion Conor McGregor, secured a first-round submission victory over Kyle Walker at the event.
Ahead of the fight, Danis made headlines with his trash talk and he continued the same post-fight as well. The MMA community is still split on the behaviour of Danis and one person that is not impressed by the new Bellator prospect is former UFC Middleweight champion, Michael Bisping.
Bisping revealed the same during his podcast and tagged Danis as ‘Laughable’.
“Not only is he Conor McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coach, he’s seeming to try to morph and copy McGregor’s antics. Certainly his clothing. Conor does wear some fucking really nice, cool shit and Dillon Danis is like the poor, second-hand, overwashed, hand-me-down version because his clothes are fucking terrible. But, he’s trying to be Conor so hard, it’s laughable. He even said, ‘After this weekend, I will own Bellator.’ That sounds vaguely like a line where Conor said, ‘I will own boxing.’ He probably knows that this kind of behavior, as it did with me, encourages more people to want to see you get knocked out than win. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter. The bullshit that he’s doing, the shit that he’s spewing is working.” Bisping said. (via MMA Mania)
Plans of Danis
While the next fight date of Danis is yet to be known, he is already building up friction with most of the fighters out there. One interesting name in that list is that of Ben Askren. Danis has been vocal about how he can defeat Askren while Askren shot down the idea on Twitter.
No matter who he fights, the second fight of Danis is bound to be an interesting one.