Dillon Danis recently disclosed his interest in joining the UFC ranks. He singled out welterweight contender Kevin Holland as his preferred debut adversary. Confidently, he also said that Holland would be an “easy” challenge.
Once hailed as a promising prodigy in the world of jiu-jitsu, Danis has evolved into one of the most divisive figures in combat sports. He opted to shape his public persona as an internet troll, gaining notoriety more for his sharp retorts than his martial prowess.
At the moment, Dillon Danis competes in Bellator as a welterweight. He has competed only twice in the promotion.
Danis’ most recent outing was against Max Humphrey at Bellator 222 in June 2019. Since then, he’s been absent from the cage. Nonetheless, it seems like he already has a match in mind and is planning to join the UFC shortly.
Danis said on X that if he joined the UFC, he would like an easy first bout. He mentioned Kevin Holland as a potential rival:
“If I go to the UFC give me a easy first fight. I’ll take Kevin Holland.”
Holland quickly corrected Danis and gave him a commendable response:
“Get in line bucko. Maybe we can get you a rematch on #DWCS against this guy first? Win that and Dana might just give you a contract to the big leagues!!”
The attached image in the tweet shows the incident where Dillon Danis found himself restrained and subdued by security personnel at a New Jersey bar.
Scheduled for an eagerly anticipated return to action, Danis is set to step into the boxing ring against Logan Paul. The event will take place on October 14 at the Misfits X DAZN: The Prime Card event in Manchester, England.
Ahead of this high-profile bout, the Bellator welterweight contender made a guest appearance on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour show. He shed light on his revenue streams amidst his relatively low fight activity.
Danis stated: “I don’t understand why no one understands how I make money and why my Instagram is so popular. I get paid $15 thousand a story, like more than that for a story or a tweet… Sometimes even more.”