Dillon Danis News

Oct 28, 2017 8:37 am

Dillon Danis Targets His MMA Debut for Bellator in January

Multiple weight submission grappling champion Garry Tonon has recently signed on to ONE to make his MMA debut, while the time for Dillon Danis to make his debut is drawing near. The brash young jiu jitsu black belt signed on with Bellator and is currently prepping for the steep transition. He’s not wanting to take...

Oct 27, 2017 8:23 am

Even Dillon Danis Thinks Conor McGregor Should Fight Tony Ferguson Next

Conor McGregor has his pick of anyone he’d like to fight in MMA or in boxing. For awhile, it seemed like a done deal that McGregor would come back to the UFC and fight Nate Diaz a third time, but at lightweight this time. That seemed to change after UFC 216. More and more the...

Aug 29, 2017 1:00 pm

Nate Diaz Trolls a Picture of a Black-Eyed Conor McGregor

It didn’t take a fortune teller or a “Mystic Mac” to know where Conor McGregor was most likely headed after his fight with Floyd Mayweather: Towards a trilogy fight with Nate Diaz. To be honest, McGregor could have his pick between anyone in three UFC weight classes or a return to boxing against Paul Malignaggi....

Jul 11, 2017 10:25 am

Dillon Danis candidly discusses rift with Marcelo Garcia

Since being brought into Conor McGregor’s training camp as a JiuJitsu coach and partner, Dillon Danis’ stock has continued to rise in not only the JiuJitsu world, but also in the MMA world, despite the fact that Danis has never competed in an MMA bout. The BJJ champion has continued to make headlines for his...

Jun 15, 2017 11:31 am

Dillon Danis wants to box Amir Khan on Mayweather-McGregor undercard

Conor McGregor‘s fight with Floyd Mayweather is now official. The 12-round, 154-pound boxing match will go down on August 26 in the T-Mobile Arena in glimmering Las Vegas, Nevada. Now that this massive fight is official, many top MMA fighters are hoping to earn a place on the undercard – and most of them have specific...

Jun 6, 2017 1:42 pm

PHOTOS | Dillon Danis going for more of a Conor McGregor look?

Dillon Danis has gotten a lot of attention since teaming up with Conor McGregor for his last two fight camps helping with his jiu-jitsu game. Danis was initially brought in to help McGregor for his UFC 202 rematch against Nate Diaz after he was submitted by the Stockton scrapper in their initial meeting at UFC...

May 19, 2017 11:02 am

Jake Shields talks about win over Dillon Danis: ‘The kid’s kind of a baby’

Dillon Danis is one of the most recognizable grappling stars and has crossed over with getting quite a bit of recognition amongst MMA fans with helping UFC superstar Conor McGregor train for his last two fights. Over the weekend, Danis competed in the Submission Underground 4 grappling event against MMA veteran Jake Shields. Shields ended...

May 15, 2017 6:27 am

Jake Shields defeats Dillon Danis in grappling match, Danis issues statement on loss

Last night, in the main event of Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground 4, long-time Nate Diaz training partner Jake Shields met Conor McGregor jiu jitsu coach Dillon Danis in the latest chapter of the ongoing Team Diaz vs. Team McGregor rivalry. When neither man failed to lock up a submission, the bout entered an overtime period,...

Apr 14, 2017 7:08 am

VIDEO | Marcelo Garcia suspends Dillon Danis from JiuJitsu gym

In a surprising announcement, famed ADCC champion Marcelo Garcia announced that his student, Dillon Danis, has been suspended from training at his gym after being encouraged to “take some time off”. Danis of course has gained quite a bit of fame given his involvement with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and the SBG Ireland team....

Apr 4, 2017 12:04 pm

Dillon Danis says Bellator NYC will be a failure if he’s not on the bill

Not long ago, we learned that Conor McGregor training partner and world class jiu jitsu competitor Dillon Danis had signed with Bellator MMA. In the weeks since he signed with the organization, Danis has claimed to be the highest paid fighter on the Viacom-backed organization’s roster, and more recently, suggested that the organization’s upcoming pay-per-view “Bellator...

Mar 31, 2017 2:13 pm

VIDEO | First look at Dillon Danis in Bellator gear

Grappling sensation Dillon Danis is set to make his Bellator MMA debut in the near future as his signing with the promotion was announced earlier this month. In the video above, we get a look at Danis doing a photoshoot in Bellator gear wearing the Bellator MMA gloves. The training partner of UFC lightweight champion...

Mar 27, 2017 1:22 pm

Dillon Danis vs. Jake Shields grappling match to headline SUG 4

Earlier this month, we learned that BJJ whiz Dillon Danis had signed with Bellator MMA. Danis is expected to debut with the organization later this year. The exciting thing about this debut, of course, is that it will mark not only his first fight with Bellator, but his first mixed martial arts bout outright. While...

Mar 13, 2017 5:03 pm

Breaking! Dillon Danis signs with Bellator MMA

Jiu-Jitsu ace Dillon Danis is headed to the mixed martial arts cage. Danis, who is a good friend and training partner of current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, signed a promotional deal with Bellator on Monday according to Yahoo Sports. Like his good friend Conor McGregor, Danis exudes a ton of confidence and rightfully so....

Mar 1, 2017 6:45 am

UFC 209 isn’t sold out, and BJJ star Dillon Danis knows why

This weekend, the UFC will return to Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena with UFC 209. The card is an undeniably stacked one. In the main event, we’ll see UFC welterweight king Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley take on challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in a rematch of their thrilling November draw. In the co-main event, we’ll be treated...

Jan 12, 2017 1:03 pm

Conor McGregor’s BJJ coach Dillon Danis continues to poke at Jon Jones

UFC superstar Conor McGregor and BJJ phenom Dillon Danis are surely feeding off of each other’s strengths. For McGregor’s UFC 202 rematch against Nate Diaz, “The Notorious” brought in Danis to work on his Brazilian jiu-jitsu after being submitted by Diaz in their first bout at UFC 196. Danis, a black belt under Marcelo Garcia...

Jan 11, 2017 8:53 am

Jon Jones fires back at “d***hebag” Dillon Danis

Former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones recently made quite the waves in the grappling community when he stepped into the cage at Submission Underground 3 to grapple with MMA legend and former Olympic wrestler Dan Henderson. The matchup was one that was a long time in the making. Back in 2012, Henderson was set...

Dec 5, 2016 12:52 pm

BJJ star Dillon Danis is still interested in an MMA fight with Nate Diaz

When Conor McGregor tapped to a Nate Diaz rear-naked choke in March of this year, it influenced him to make a complete overhaul of his camp. Part of this overhaul was the introduction of BJJ star Dillon Danis to his roster of training partners. Danis would become an instrumental part of McGregor’s training for his rematch...

Nov 25, 2016 7:23 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor’s BJJ coach Dillon Danis nearly brawls at ADCC trials

It looks like Dillon Danis isn’t just the teacher in his newly established association with UFC superstar Conor McGregor. It appears as if the Marcelo Garcia black belt phenom that was brought in to help “The Notorious” with his Brazilian jiu-jitsu for the UFC 202 rematch against Nate Diaz is also learning a bit from...

Oct 7, 2016 9:34 am

Conor McGregor’s BJJ Coach Dillon Danis Calls Out the Entire UFC Roster

Though Dillon Danis has been a huge name in the BJJ community for some time, he’s recently gained a good deal of notoriety in the MMA world too. That notoriety can be attributed to the role he played in Conor McGregor’s preparation for UFC 202, where the Irishman would look to avenge an early 2016...