March 27, 2023

Dillon Danis was as soon as a extremely touted MMA prospect however in recent times he has grow to be referred to as a social media troll who’s constantly humbled in public.

The 29-year-old is getting ready to make his skilled boxing debut in opposition to KSI on the OVO Wembley Area on January 14 within the fourth version of DAZN’s collaboration with the YouTuber-turned-boxer’s promotional firm, Misfits Boxing.

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Dillon Danis will make his boxing debut in opposition to KSI within the New Yr

Danis preventing an web celeb represents an enormous fall from grace for the previous MMA prospect who was tipped to be a future world champion.

The American first made a reputation for himself in Brazilian jiu-jitsu by successful a number of high-profile tournaments and incomes himself a black belt when he was 19 years outdated – simply 4 years after first taking on the game.

In 2016, Danis started coaching with UFC celebrity Conor McGregor, who was seeking to work on his floor sport after being tapped out by Nate Diaz at UFC 196.

This link-up noticed the New Jersey native go from a comparatively unknown however proficient submission artist to one of the vital well-known faces in fight sports activities.

Nevertheless, BJJ legend Gordon Ryan not too long ago recommended that Danis linking up with McGregor was the worst factor that would’ve occurred to the budding fight sports activities star.

He instructed MMA Combating: “As soon as he received in with McGregor, that’s when he began to disintegrate. His reputation skyrocketed, however his profession type of fell other than there.”

Danis first made a name for himself in BJJ

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Danis first made a reputation for himself in BJJ

Then he linked up with UFC star Conor McGregor

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Then he linked up with UFC star Conor McGregor

Naturally, Danis adopted within the footsteps of Infamous by transitioning to MMA in 2018 and he truly seemed fairly good in his debut as he submitted Kyle Walker in a single spherical at Bellator 198.

Just some months later, he was making headlines for all of the fallacious causes whereas cornering McGregor throughout his notorious combat with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.

The previous dual-weight UFC champion was compelled to undergo his bitter rival within the fourth spherical, however the combat might be remembered for the ugly scenes which occurred each in and outdoors of the octagon.

After being goaded by Danis outdoors the cage, Nurmagomedov leapt over the fence and jumped straight into an enormous melee that led to ‘The Eagle’ being hit with a fantastic and ban from preventing.

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Danis was the focus of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s post-fight anger at UFC 229


Danis was the main target of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s post-fight anger at UFC 229

The Eagle hopped the fence to try to fight him

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The Eagle hopped the fence to attempt to combat him

In June 2019, Danis had his second MMA combat, which he received by first-round submission, however he hasn’t fought since as a consequence of a knee damage that required ‘reconstructive surgical procedure’.

Throughout his time on the sidelines, Danis has grow to be recognized for trolling individuals on social media, choosing fights with individuals out of his weight class reminiscent of Francis Ngannou and even taking photographs at retired legends like Michael Bisping.

The divisive combat star has had a long-running feud with Logan and Jake Paul, who he has been linked to preventing after they gate-crashed one in all his interviews by throwing rest room paper and water balloons at him.

This was simply the primary of the numerous embarrassingly public L’s Danis has taken throughout his damage layoff. The latest one was getting rocked by former Tommy Fury opponent, Anthony Taylor, throughout a road combat.

The 29-year-old’s career has been curtailed by a serious knee injury

@dillondanis – instagram

The 29-year-old’s profession has been curtailed by a severe knee damage

Things have not gone well for him in recent years

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Issues haven’t gone properly for him in recent times

In September 2021, he was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct in New Jersey after being choked out by a bouncer who wouldn’t let him right into a bar.

Footage of the incident shortly went viral and Danis was a laughing inventory after being tapped out – regardless of being a black belt – by a person who was later revealed to be a chocolatier.

Danis claimed that the bouncer recognized himself as a police officer and says that’s the reason he stopped resisting as soon as he was locked in a rear-naked choke submission.

A few months later, he was kicked out of UFC 268 after receiving a slap from MMA supervisor Ali Abdelaziz who oversees the careers of Nurmagomedov, Kamaru Usman, Henry Cejudo and plenty of extra fighters.

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Now, his journey from rising star to has-been might be full if KSI manages to knock him out, as many anticipated he’ll, in what might be his fourth professional combat.