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Ben Askren, King Of Twitter, Mows Down Danis, McGregor

Don’t ever play the logic game with “Funky.”

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, trained jiu-jitsu under Dillon Danis (again) ahead of his Khabib Nurmagomedov title fight at UFC 229 last October in Las Vegas.

Danis was so confident in McGregor’s abilities, he went on record to suggest “Notorious” could defeat “The Eagle” in a straight-up grappling match, roughly one month before McGregor was submitted by Nurmagomedov in round four of their headlining affair.

So do we blame the teacher or the student? Let’s ask Danis.

Then Ben Askren with the flash knockout (words you may never hear again):

That’s not to suggest Askren is loyal to little brother Nurmagomedov.

The “Funky” welterweight just likes to make trouble with every available fighter, regardless of weight class. When he’s not busy trolling “Marty from Nebraska,” the former Bellator MMA and ONE Championship titleholder is prepping for his Robbie Lawler fight at UFC 235.

Just don’t expect him to ever call out McGregor.

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Midnight Mania! Why Did The Eagle Go After Danis? Everyone Else Was Too Old

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Khabib Nurmagomedov has shed significant light on his post-fight brawl with Conor McGregor’s teammates, most notably Dillon Danis. He dispelled rumors that he went after Danis due to hearing what Danis was shouting. Via BloodyElbow.com:

“No, I didn’t hear him, you know,” Nurmagomedov assured in a video published by Submission Radio. “I didn’t hear him, it was too loud.”

Why then, did he fly off the raised dais like a literal eagle? Because Danis was the only corner who could fight him.

“I jumped on him because other corner is too old; because Conor’s other corner, other coaches, too old, and that’s why I jumped on him,” said Nurmagomedov (transcribed by MMA Fighting). “Because he’s almost like my age.”

After all, “If I jumped on [coach John] Kavanagh, I don’t think it’s too — cause Kavanagh can’t fight me. That’s why I jumped on [Danis].”

He would have preferred to fight the whole team, if they had been up for it.

“I don’t like his whole team. I have choice what I’m gonna do, but all other old coaches were too old for me. They cannot fight with me,” he reiterated. “They’re almost like my father’s age.”

As for the fight itself, he explained why it felt so good to make his Irish opponent give up.

“I’m looking for punishment, first of all,” the Dagestan fighter said of the sanctioned fight with McGregor. “I wanted to make him tired. It’s very good when he tapped. It meant a lot for me [when he] tapped.”

If he had finished McGregor after knocking him down in the second round, Khabib thinks the victory would have been less impressive. While there is talk of an immediate rematch, Khabib doesn’t think McGregor wants that.

“‘Please,’ he asked me, ‘Finish.’ This is much better than knockout,” Nurmagomedov insisted. “If I knocked him out in the second round, you go down, but people gonna talk about, ‘Oh, it’s luck,’ you know. But what about if you smash him all four rounds and he taps? It’s finished there. No more. I don’t think he ever wants to compete with me. Because he felt everything. He feel my mental, he felt my control, my striking and all that, and he tapped too.”


Its all highlights this fine Friday

That wobble gave him away

Classic Muay Thai plum knee

Check out this slow-motion fall

This is cheat code level flexibility

Does Eddie Alvarez have his work cut out for him?

Muay Tank is the perfect way to describe this

Trapped him

Triangle choke

Always enjoy seeing a karate guy do well

There’s some serious horsepower in that kick

‘Torches’ is a fitting description for this finish

Karate combat

Out cold

What a knee

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NSAC Extends Suspensions For Danis, Two Others

Bellator MMA welterweight attraction, Dillon Danis, will remain suspended by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl, after no-showing Wednesday’s meeting in Las Vegas.

He’s not the only one.

Also absent from the NSAC pow-wow were Zubaira Tukhugov and Abubakar Nurmagomedov, who represented Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, once the shit hit the fan last October in “Sin City.”

Danis was at UFC 229 representing former UFC lightweight champion, Conor McGregor.

Danis, Tukhugov, and A. Nurmagomedov will be summoned for an upcoming disciplinary hearing in either December or January, according to MMA Fighting, and if they choose to skip the proceedings, then NSAC will decide their respective punishments uncontested.

McGregor is also under temporary suspension and will join Nurmagomedov on Dec. 10 to learn his fate. It’s widely believed “The Eagle” will receive the stiffest sentence, as his leap from the Octagon (see it here) is what started the post-fight debacle.

Until then, he remains king of the 155-pound throne, according to this guy.

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Danis Challenges Dos Anjos To MMA Street Fight

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I guess combat sports bad boy Dillon Danis is getting used to scrapping outside the cage, which is kind of dumb for a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, because that’s the only place you can get paid to throw down.

Nevertheless, the jiu-jitsu wizard is looking to rebound from his UFC 229 draw against Khabib Nurmagomedov, which took place last Saturday night (Oct. 6, 2018) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, by slugging it out with welterweight veteran Rafael dos Anjos.

Probably because the Brazilian clowned him on Twitter.

“This guy Dillan Danis, he is nobody, he just suck Conor’s balls and hide behind him, that’s his job,” Dos Anjos wrote. “He’s never going to make it, being in Conor’s corner is his career highlight.”

Danis is charged with teaching “Notorious” how to defend submission attempts, so either McGregor forgot what he learned, or he’s got a shitty instructor, as Nurmagomedov was able to secure the tap in the UFC 229 lightweight main event (watch the replay here).

“Let’s fight then, fuck commissions, let’s meet up and fight you pussy,” Danis fired back. “Little bitch, you give [up] every fight, you no heart rat.”

Dos Anjos was expected to fight McGregor back in early 2016; however, a late injury gave him pause and he was replaced by Nate Diaz, who shocked the world by submitting the power-punching Irishman, which then led to the hiring of Danis.

So using the six degrees of Conor McGregor, along with a revised version of MMA math, we can blame the Dos Anjos injury on the UFC 229 post-fight melee.

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Dillon Danis: ‘Conor Could Beat Khabib in a Grappling Match’

Grappling ace and current Bellator MMA fighter Dillon Danis not only believes his teammate Conor McGregor will defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, he thinks the Irishman could give Nurmagomedov a run for his money at his own game.
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Dillon Danis: ‘Conor Could Beat Khabib in a Grappling Match’

Grappling ace and current Bellator MMA fighter Dillon Danis not only believes his teammate Conor McGregor will defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, he thinks the Irishman could give Nurmagomedov a run for his money at his own game.
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Bisping: Dillon Danis Is The Off-Brand Conor McGregor

Is Dillon Danis one of many combat sports barnacles — like this guy — waiting to be scraped from the career of Conor McGregor?

I think we need to get real for a minute.

Dillon Danis, who made a successful debut in mixed martial arts (MMA) last weekend at Bellator 198 (video), could not buy a headline if it was not for his association with “proud” Conor McGregor, who is arguably the biggest star in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), if not all of combat sports.

Getting his foot in the door was the easy part. Now comes the hard part.

Danis (1-0) has nothing to offer the MMA world at the moment because he hasn’t really accomplished anything. So in order to keep people talking about him, he decided to ape McGregor’s path to success, which started with diarrhea of the mouth.

Remember when this sounded outrageous?

As expected, some of the more accomplished fighters in the sport have taken exception to the recent headlines, which are directed at the outrageous claims Danis is making (sample here) about his dominant future in MMA.

From Michael Bisping’s official podcast (via Sports Joe):

“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.”

You know what they say about the pot and the kettle.

The purpose of most trash talk is distraction. Sure, some people run off at the mouth because they’re just douchebags, but when you look at what Conor McGregor did at the Floyd Mayweather press conferences … of course it was going to be a circus.

How much of the actual boxing match was discussed?

If the press focused on the stylistic match up, the press conference would be over in three minutes, because it’s ludicrous to compare a UFC fighter with no professional boxing experience to the most successful pugilist of our generation.

Either way, it’s a tried-and-true formula, or we would have never had this ridiculous fight, which gave birth to an entire season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF).

As for Danis, expect more of the same, win or lose, because he’s got bills to pay.

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Grappling Ace, McGregor Training Partner Dillon Danis Finally Makes MMA Debut at Bellator 198

Outspoken Brazilian jiu-jitsu Dillon Danis finally has his mixed martial arts debut set when Bellator MMA returns to Chicagoland.
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Danis Set For MMA Debut At Bellator 198 On April 28

After signing with Bellator MMA early last year, jiu-jitsu prodigy Dillon Danis is scheduled to make his long-awaited mixed martial arts (MMA) debut at Bellator 198 on April 28 live on Paramount Network from inside Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., per a recent report by MMA Fighting.

The 24-year-old’s opponent has yet to be determined, but it’s confirmed that the main card bout will take place at welterweight.

Danis, who has gained massive notoriety as UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor’s main grappling partner, will train at Straight Blast Gym in Ireland in preparation for his MMA debut, according to SBG head coach John Kavanagh. It is a familiar environment for Danis, which will only help during his first official training camp.

While it has yet to be seen how effective Danis’ grappling will be in a MMA bout, there’s a good chance the BJJ phenom finds immediate success. It will also be interesting to see how well Danis performs on the feet considering he’s been training alongside “Notorious” for nearly two years.

Bellator 198 will be headlined by a Heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinals matchup between MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko and former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir.

Stick with Mania for more Bellator 198 fight card news.

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Garry Tonon Outpoints Rival Dillon Danis in Polaris 5 Main Event

When the two first locked horns back at ADCC 2015, Garry Tonon and Dillon Danis weren’t exactly the best of friends.
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