UFC champion Sean O’Malley recently expressed his interest in seeing controversial mixed martial artist Dillon Danis compete in the UFC. This statement might come as a surprise to many, given the ongoing feud between the two. However, O’Malley’s perspective on the matter is not necessarily because he favors Danis.
Dillon Danis made a notable comeback after approximately four years of inactivity. The 30-year-old MMA star faced off against social media sensation Logan Paul at MF & DAZN: X Series – The Prime Card, an event held in Manchester, England on October 14.
The showdown generated significant interest, as it was a star-studded affair featuring a host of influencers and celebrities. The real spark behind this was the feud between Danis and Paul, which began when Danis started trolling Paul’s fiancee, Nina Agdal, for her past relationships, sharing photos of her with her ex-boyfriends.
While the event managed to draw a large number of pay-per-view buys, Danis’ performance inside the ring was far from impressive. He hardly threw any punches during the bout and was disqualified for attempting an illegal guillotine in the final round. Following the event, Bellator MMA decided to release Danis, making him a free agent.
On the same day he was released, Danis expressed his desire to join the UFC. He tweeted UFC CEO Dana White, implying that they could both earn substantial sums of money together. During an interview with Piers Morgan, Danis confidently stated that he could sell fights and believed he could defeat any opponent.
“After this, I’m going to the UFC. I want to go to the UFC. I think the UFC now will see my potential in selling fights and everything like that. All this stuff I’ve ever said, I’m willing to go prove it. I would fight all of them. I would fight Jon Jones. I’m not scared. I’ve done a lie detector test, and it showed that I believe that. If you’re a fighter and you don’t believe that, then you’re not a real fighter. I believe I can beat any man in the world,” Danis confidently proclaimed.
While many in the community may consider Danis to be somewhat delusional and uninterested in seeing him compete in the UFC, Sean O’Malley has a different take on the matter. O’Malley, the UFC bantamweight champion, expressed his desire to see Danis in the UFC during an interview with The MMA Hour. He suggested giving Danis a chance with one fight, potentially on a pay-per-view card.
“I want to see it. Give him one fight. Give him whoever you want to give him. I’d like to see him in the UFC. Give him someone on a pay-per-view.” O’Malley said.
Despite Danis’ lackluster performance in boxing, Sean O’Malley seems to believe that his skills and achievements in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions, as well as his 2-0 record in professional mixed martial arts, could make him a valuable addition to the UFC roster.
It remains to be seen if the UFC will take O’Malley’s suggestion into consideration and give Dillon Danis an opportunity to prove himself in the octagon. The possibility of seeing Danis compete in the UFC adds an intriguing layer to the ongoing narrative in the world of mixed martial arts.