Dillon Danis was the first to claim Jake Paul was meddling with the outcome of his boxing bouts. The first time Danis expressed his skepticism was after Paul competed against Tyron Woodley for the first time:
“Tyron Woodley, from what I heard, had it in the contract that he was not allowed to knock out Jake Paul,” Danis said on The MMA Hour on YouTube.
“I swear on anything, that’s why when Jake Paul was against the ropes, Tyron Woodley didn’t hit him.”
“I’m telling you right now. It was in his contract, where it said you’re not allowed to knock him out.”
Danis would stick to his story despite push back and later publicized claims that Paul wanted to bribe Hasim Rahman Jr.
Danis was once the front runner to face Paul but had to back out due to the fact his knee had not recovered by that point. He underwent two consecutive knee reconstructions that sidelined his MMA career. He last competed in 2019.
At which point Paul exclaimed he will never ever box Danis. And while Paul has bigger fish to fry as of late, Danis was in talks to face Logan Paul in boxing prior to Paul’s WWE induced knee injury.
In the fall out from that, he agreed to face KSI in boxing in January – and opened as an underdog.
Dillon Danis recently claimed to have evidence that all of Jake Paul’s boxing bouts were rigged in his favor. Danis tweeted that the Youtuber-turned-boxer’s former coach provided him with the evidence.
“i also have full proof in writing and in video from his former full time coach saying his fights are rigged btw… only reason i won’t release he seems like a nice guy and don’t want him in that mess.”
While Danis was the first to make these claims, it’s quite possible he’s now using them to ride the headlines.
UFC star Paddy Pimblett recently got a lucrative challenge from Paul after questioning the authenticity of his performance against Anderson Silva.
Pimblett has the name recognition and the star power Paul craves, not to mention he’s legitimately in UFC while Danis is struggling to get back on his feet (pun intended).
The most compelling bit of evidence in Paul’s favor was his lackluster WWE performance. During WWE’s crown jewels event, Jake Paul made his debut and faux KOed another pro wrestler.
This is bad 😭 pic.twitter.com/ytaWuAwuBn
— ykm (@ykmmaster) November 5, 2022