YouTuber Jake Paul has called out Bellator’s Dillon Danis.
Paul recently participated in a boxing match against fellow YouTuber Deji, which he won. Since the bout, both Jake and his brother Logan have been wanting to fight in the UFC. Logan sent out several tweets on the subject, which prompted UFC President Dana White to say the YouTube stars would get ‘murdered’ in the UFC.
Now, however, Jake is focusing his attention on Bellator and one of the more famous fighters on the roster. In a tweet, Jake called out Conor McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis.
Please let this happen
— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) November 3, 2018
“Dear Dillon Danis, I’d beat your ass. Sincerely, Jake Paul.”
UFC fighter Sean O’Malley was quick to respond in saying ‘please let this happen.’ While no one truly knows if it will happen, Bellator President Scott Coker seems interested in the potential fight.
— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) November 3, 2018
“Hey Jake Paul, if you have some business you want to handle with my partner, call me,” Coker tweeted.
It is fairly certain that Danis would win this potential fight given that he is a professional fighter. Although just 1-0 in MMA, Danis is arguably one of the best grapplers in all of MMA. Danis is a black-belt under Marcelo Garcia and has won several Brazilian jiu-jitsu gold medals throughout his career. McGregor also thought highly enough of him to hire him as his jiu-jitsu coach ahead of UFC 202 and his rematch with Nate Diaz.
Even though Danis would most likely win, the fight would definitely be big business. Paul has a huge following — over 17 million subscribers — and Danis has become quite a star himself.
Unfortunately, it now seems as though Jake Paul was challenging Dillon Danis to a boxing match, which would seem to rule out a Bellator fight.
I’m also talking specifically about boxing.. i HAVENT done a day of jiu jitsu…
But his striking is super weak.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) November 3, 2018
“I’m also talking specifically about boxing, I haven’t done a day of jiu jitsu… But his striking is super weak,” Paul said on Twitter.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 11/3/2018