BJJ blackbelt Dillon Danis, who recently won his first professional MMA bout with a first-round submission of Kyle Walker under the Bellator banner, is a world-class grappler. There’s no denying that. Yet if you ask Danis himself, he’s more than just a world-class grappler. He’s the best grappler competing in MMA period — and it’s not even close.
Speaking in a Sunday afternoon Instagram post, Dillon Danis proclaimed his status as the sport’s best grappler and assured that there’s not even a close second in that debate.
“Cannot wait to fight again and show the world that I am the best grappler in MMA,” Dillon Danis said in his post. “There isn’t even a close second.”
Dillon Danis has recently been at the heart of a media frenzy, having played a key role in the infamous UFC 229 post-fight brawl.
Danis attended the card as a training partner of Conor McGregor, who battled UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event. Shortly after Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor by fourth-round submission, he leapt out of the cage and attacked Danis, sparking a massive brawl both inside and outside of the Octagon.
While Dillon Danis looked very impressive in his debut victory over Kyle Walker, he has not yet been booked for a second MMA fight. Given his current notoriety, we can probably expect Bellator to get his second fight booked fairly soon.
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 10/21/2018.