It’s not everyday that a celebrity with limited experience opens as a favorite to beat an actual combat sports star.
Youtuber KSI opened as a healthy favorite against Bellator mixed martial artist Dillon Danis.
KSI opened at -375 odds against the Bellator star that has been training combat sports for the better part of last 15 years.
Oddsmakers have Danis pegged as +260 underdog.
Danis comes from a grappling background but has always had plans to go into MMA and had trained striking as far back as his teenage years.
Not to mention he’s been a part of Conor McGregor’s camp to prepare for Nate Diaz rematch – which McGregor won.
Danis’ odds aren’t helped by the fact he’s undergone two knee replacements and hasn’t competed since 2019.
Not to mention that Danis told media he doesn’t even ‘need’ to train for KSI:
“I mean, it’s easy money, to be honest. That’s a little b**ch of a thing I’m used to fighting. A real fighter. KSI is not ready for this, I guarantee you. I know, because I saw. Watch.”
“Where’s he at right now? Bring him to me right now. If he was going to say to my f***ing face and a real fight, I toss him in a f***ing body bag. So what’s going to happen?”
“I’m going to hurt him bad. Well, like the photo part about all this whole thing is is like these little YouTube boxers, they’re going to see what a real fighter feels like he’s going to see. Oh, how about how about how bad we’re going to hurt him? Bad.”
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.