Dillon Danis recently defended his provocative social media antics targeting Logan Paul’s fiancée, Nina Agdal. He claimed that it was a strategy to play the ‘bad guy’ and generate buzz for their much-anticipated bout in October.
During the lead-up to the bout, Danis took to Twitter with a barrage of posts aimed at Agdal. Some of these posts contained explicit images of her. Some of the pictures appeared manipulated, and some photos of her were with her previous partners.
Approximately a month before the match, Danis escalated his personal attacks by sharing a clip where Agdal discussed her intimate desires. This led to Agdal filing a lawsuit against Danis, citing over 250 instances of ‘despicable’ content posted about her.
Singling up one specific post from August 11 that broke both federal and state law, the Sports Illustrated model accused him of ‘humiliation, emotional distress, and reputational harm’.
But after his disqualification loss to Paul, Danis maintained that his relentless trolling of Agdal was meant to be perceived as humor and satire. This was all done in the spirit of promoting their bout in Manchester.
He argued in court documents obtained by TMZ Sports that his actions were forms of ‘parody, satire, comedy, farce or opinions’. Danis contended that nude and semi-nude photos of Agdal were freely accessible to the public. He also says that his comments are protected under the First Amendment since it is his own opinion.
Danis is now preparing to defend his provocative online behavior in court and has even requested a jury trial. While his online antics garnered widespread attention, Danis acknowledged Logan Paul’s strategic use of Vaseline in their bout and commended it as ‘smart.’
Despite the hype leading up to the bout, Danis fell short of his pre-match taunting. He only landed nine punches throughout the contest.
Danis had earlier attempted a jiu-jitsu move on Paul, targeting his neck. He then later resorted to unconventional maneuvers in the late rounds, which ultimately proved unsuccessful.
Furthermore, he offered an intriguing explanation for why his unconventional late-round move didn’t work.
During his interview on Piers Morgan Uncensored, Danis stated: “I wasn’t actually trying to but he was smart and he Vaselined his head up. So I guess he knew I was going for his neck but at that moment I actually wasn’t.”
“I was grabbing his head and he just kind of shrugged me and with the Vaseline and then he threw that punch and I up-kicked him.”