Dillon Danis gives his side of street-fight with Anthony Taylor: “I didn’t even feel it”

By Josh Evanoff - December 23, 2022

Dillon Danis has now given his side of his viral street fight with Anthony Taylor.

‘El Jefe’ is slated to make his boxing debut on DAZN pay-per-view against KSI next month. While the fight will be his first in the ring, he’s no stranger to combat sports. Danis is a veteran of Bellator, currently holding a 2-0 record, with both victories coming by submission.

While his last fight in the cage took place in 2019, the jiu-jitsu star did get into an altercation last month. Danis attended the weigh-ins for Misfits Boxing 3, a promotion run by KSI. While there, the MMA fighter slapped and threw a coffee at the YouTuber.

The Bellator welterweight was then chased outside by ‘The Nightmare’, and several other fighters. One of those names was Anthony Taylor. A veteran of Bellator himself, ‘Pretty Boy’ is now making his name in the boxing ring, having faced Tommy Fury and Chris Avila recently.

When outside, Dillon Danis took a right hook from Anthony Taylor, and a video of the shot quickly went viral on social media. A month after the events, the jiu-jitsu star discussed how the whole incident went down. According to Danis, he didn’t even know who Taylor was prior to the altercation.

Dillon Danis, Conor McGregor, Jorge Masvidal

Image via @Dillondanis on Instagram (photographer not listed)

“He’s a f****** loser. I didn’t even know who it was, to be honest with you,” Danis told Ariel Helwani on The MMA HourI thought it was a homeless guy chirping, yelling. We were going to record and this guy’s screaming, ‘You hurt my friend, KSI!’ And I was like, who the f*** is this. Just get the f*** out of here.” (h/t MMAFighting)

He continued, “I didn’t even feel it, I didn’t have a mark. I didn’t even know who that is! [He punched me] because he’s a loser and he wanted to make a name for himself. It probably did. It’s probably the most — I don’t even know who that is, I swear.”

“It’s the most f***** up because I was with two people that can’t fight. So we come outside, Hasim’s [Rahman Jr.s’] camp is trying to fight me, then there was a bunch of boxing guys that want to do it, and then a bunch of YouTubers, all just trying because they know that I’m the f****** king and that they’re going to get clicks after.”

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