Dillon Danis boxing debut might fall through in light of KSI making “fishy” weigh in requests

Dillon Danis recently said that the unreasonable demands of KSI’s team might cause his boxing debut against KSI on January 14 to be cancelled.

The main event of the MF & DAZN: X Series 004 event will take place at the Wembley Arena in London. The event will be headlined by a match between Danis and KSI.

However, it seems like Dillon Danis isn’t determined to show up at all costs. The jiu-jitsu ace seems to be think that KSI’s team is looking for a way out because of the demands they’ve been making.

Danis was questioned about his thoughts on KSI backing out of the match in a recent interview with Chael Sonnen.

“I don’t know it feels like they’re trying to handicap me. And I won’t be the kind of guy that will go into these fights with these guys. You know, usually I really don’t care, but it just seems like it just like fishy things going on and it’s not on my side. I’m ready to go.”

Sonnen inquired as to what exactly is ‘fishy’ and Danis replied:

“there’s a clause where I can’t be… So the fights I won 177lbs and I’ve been injured for two years and I’m obviously a bigger guy, but I’ll make the weight the day before. Like, everybody is a professional. I don’t miss weight. They want me to be like 4lbs a day, 4lbs heavier the day of the fight by 4 p.m., 4 p.m..”

“So the fight’s at 7 or 8:00, I don’t know. And they want me to be weighed at 4 p.m. the day of the fight, only 4lbs heavier and or 5lbs or something like some stupid. Don’t know. I never heard of this before. And if every pound that I don’t make the weight on the second day I get a penalty which is very heavy for each pound, which is almost the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard in my life.”

This kind of thing is highly unusual in combat sports. And further more, being dehydrated on the day of an boxing event is a real shortcut to getting knocked out.

A scientific research examining the relationship between dehydration and concussion concludes:

“Changes within tissue hydration may limit the ability for neural and connective tissue to withstand concussive forces placed on the cerebral cortex during play.”

“Even when forces are less-than-suspected thresholds for causing a concussion to occur, leading to greater risk for suffering a concussion.”