Irish sensation Conor McGregor has divulged insights into his involvement in the forthcoming showdown between his comrade and training partner Dillon Danis and the YouTube-turned-boxer, Logan Paul.
McGregor made a prominent appearance at the O2 Arena in London, England, during the Anthony Joshua vs. Robert Helenius boxing match. During this event, ‘The Notorious’ interacted with the media and disclosed his role as Danis’ trainer for the impending clash against Paul.
McGregor is firmly endorsing ‘El Jefe’ to secure victory in the boxing match and has made it clear that they are prepared to take decisive action if ‘The Maverick’ decides to withdraw from the contest.
Without mincing words, McGregor affirmed, “Dillon will win for sure. They’re already backtracking right now. They woke an animal. I know Dillon for years and I’ve trained with him many times. I’m guiding him. I’m gonna train him for this and I guarantee a win. So, I hope the lad [Logan Paul] shows up. He tried to pull a bill on us if we don’t show up. We’re gonna see. We’re gonna come at him with a bill if he don’t show up.”
Scheduled for October 14, Danis will make his boxing debut against Logan Paul. The highly anticipated bout is set to occur as part of the undercard for the Tommy Fury vs. KSI event, which is scheduled to unfold at the AO Arena in Manchester, England.
Danis’ past wrestling with event participation casts a shadow of uncertainty over his bout against Paul. Notably, ‘El Jefe’ was initially slated to face KSI in January 2023, but the matchup didn’t materialize due to undisclosed reasons. This history has triggered concerns about the legitimacy of the upcoming event, with speculations that Danis might repeat his withdrawal.
Both Conor McGregor and Dillon Danis have been absent from active competition for a considerable period. Despite maintaining a consistent presence in the headlines, neither athlete has been in the sporting arena lately.
McGregor’s most recent appearance dates back to July 2021, where he engaged in a trilogy showdown with Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. This encounter ended with ‘The Notorious’ suffering a severe leg injury, effectively sidelining him from action since then.
Dillon Danis, on the other hand, has contested merely two professional MMA outings in his career, boasting an unblemished record of 2-0. His last foray into combat occurred over four years ago in June 2019.
Given these recent developments, it’s plausible that both McGregor and Danis might be eyeing a potential return to the competitive arena in the near future.