Dillon Danis recently called for a showdown with the undefeated Mike Perry. This happened right after of Perry’s victory at BKFC 56 in Salt Lake City.
Maintaining an unblemished 4-0 record in bare-knuckle boxing, Perry showcased his prowess by winning against former UFC champion Eddie Alvarez (30-8 MMA, 1-1 BKFC) via TKO.
Following his sensational win, Mike Perry hinted at potential matchups against Conor McGregor, Jorge Masvidal or Anthony Pettis for his next bout. Although Dillon Danis (2-0 MMA, 0-1 Boxing) was not specifically mentioned by Perry, he wasted no time in targeting Perry.
In a bold move, Danis took to X to directly challenge Mike Perry. He wrote:
“Let’s do it bare knuckle for the belt f**k it.”
Danis recently made his professional boxing debut against YouTuber/WWE star Logan Paul, encountering a one-sided defeat. Despite his lackluster performance, Danis claims an interest in facing off against Perry.
Given that Danis has shown little to no skill in his boxing debut, it would seem that the move was misguided.
While Danis’ callout appears to generate attention, it follows his failed attempt to secure a UFC deal after his matchup with Paul.
This idea was dismissed by UFC CEO Dana White. He spoke about the prospect of signing Danis when he appeared on the Nelk Boys’ Full Send podcast.
He said: “The other thing with him is, and I have no beef with the kid at all, I’ve probably said two words to him in my whole life. But every time he’s around, sh**’s going down.”
“We can’t have that stuff going on here. A lot of people will see when guys get into it on stage or something starts to happen, they’re like oh, they must love this or whatever. No. No, we don’t love it. We don’t need that shit to sell fights. It’s our job to keep that sh** under control.”
Mike Perry is yet to respond to Danis’ challenge and it is probable that he might overlook it entirely. Perry boasts an impressive BKFC record, having defeated skilled strikers like Michael Page, Luke Rockhold, and most recently, Eddie Alvarez.