Dillon Danis, known for his 2-0 record as a Bellator MMA fighter, is set to make his professional boxing debut against YouTuber turned-wrestler Logan Paul. The bout will take place next weekend in the AO arena, in Manchester.
Danis, who’s called ‘El Jefe’, has been making headlines in the world of combat sports thanks to his unique approach to promotion. He has created excitement among fans by trolling not only Logan Paul but also his fiancee, Nina Agdal, with constant banter.
Recently, the 30-year-old Danis appeared on The MMA Hour podcast hosted by Ariel Helwan. During the podcast, the duo discussed a lot of topics. It includes his upcoming fight with Paul, his trolling antics, and his future plans in combat sports.
During the conversation, Danis dropped a bombshell and shocked fans. He expressed that he wouldn’t sign any contract with PFL unless he had the opportunity to face former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou or Logan Paul’s brother, Jake Paul.
Dillon Danis says he’s not interested in fighting for the PFL unless it’s against Jake Paul or Francis Ngannou 👀 #TheMMAHour
“You know I would beat Francis [Ngannou]. I’ll pull guard so easy. Dude, he’s terrible.”
— MMA Fighting (@MMAFighting) October 2, 2023
Fans must note that ‘The Predator’ who holds a significant UFC record of 17-3 signed with PFL earlier this year and is set to make his boxing debut against undefeated Tyson Fury. ‘The Problem Child’ Jake Paul has also made a significant impact in the boxing world.
However, according to the 6ft 1in fighter, he has the ability to defeat both the fighters. And without the chance to fight them, he has no reason to join the PFL. El Jefe stated, “The only way I’ll go to PFL is if they give me the Jake Paul fight.” He confidently added, “You know I would beat Francis. I’ll pull guard so easy. Dude, he’s terrible.”
Dillon Danis believes the PFL fighters are losers and he only wants to face tough competitors going further. He asserted in front of the 41-year-old journalist, “I don’t want to go to PFL; they’re all losers.” After Danis’ interview with Ariel Helwani, fans are sure that Conor McGregor’s long-time training partner is aiming for bigger achievements after his bout with Logan Paul.
Dillon Danis plans to make his UFC debut
Dillon Danis, who has a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, got sidelined by a knee injury four years back. However, he’s finally making his comeback this coming week. And after his upcoming boxing fight, he’s aiming to debut to the UFC.
El Jefe, in his recent conversation with Canadian-American journalist Helwani, talked about the fighters he’d like to face in the UFC after his next bout. He confessed, “I want to go tap f****** Islam [Makhachev], I want to go beat these guys.”
According to him, he’s already feeling burdened because of his age as he has turned. 30. Therefore, he’s ready to prove his fighting skills. He stated in front of Helwani, “It’s now or never.” For his UFC debut, El Jefe is not looking for easy fights. He wants the best fighters no matter whether it’s Ian Garry, Neil Magny, or even the toughest of them all, Colby Covington.
For now, fans are eagerly awaiting his upcoming boxing debut fight and want to see how Danis fights against ‘The Maverick’.