Danis finished second in KSI’s poll for his next boxing opponent. He’s also verbally agreed to face Logan Paul in a boxing date at a date to be determined recently.
Danis hasn’t competed professionally since 2019 because he underwent TWO knee reconstructions, with the first one being unsuccessful.
He wasn’t resting during his recovery – he has declared war on many notable figures in mixed martial arts (MMA), boxing, and social media during the previous three years.
However, it looks like Danis will participate in MMA this year rather than taking a boxing match with a YouTuber. This is despite him having a verbal war with KSI over the previous several weeks.
Scott Coker told Mirror before this weekend’s Bellator event at the 3Arena that he has not had any touch with KSI’s or Logan Paul’s camps regarding a potential match. Both have expressed a desire to face Danis.
KSI and Paul will share the spotlight on an event in the United States on January 14, promoted by the British boxing promoter Misfits Boxing.
“Dillon Danis hit us up and said he would like to fight in MMA as soon as possible. So I don’t know if that has any relation to [a possible KSI fight] or not, but this is the first I’ve heard about it. I’m not sure.”
Misfits would have had to go via Bellator, who Coker maintains still has the New Yorker under contract, to sign Danis for a boxing bout.
Michael Page’s BKFC crossover is just one example of how they have been willing to release competitors for one-offs in the past.
“We’re reasonable, right? We let MVP fight in the bare-knuckle boxing championships because we thought it would be good for him and he wanted to do it. So it’s not that we can’t work it out with our fighters but the timing has to be right.”
“And Dillon told me the other day via text message that he really wants to fight in MMA as soon as possible, maybe even before the end of the year. As far as in the future, I do believe that we have a lot of fights left for Dillon and he is under contract with Bellator.”
Coker also sent a strong message to the KSI crew. He urged them to get in contact asap if they were interested in getting involved with Danis. He said:
“Well, I don’t think that they’ve been in touch. And I would give them some advice; give us a call and make sure there’s no conflict of interest.”