Jon Jones, who is currently awaiting his sentencing from USADA and his hoping to return to the UFC’s Octagon in the near future, is interested in staying busy with a grappling match.
Jones expressed his interest in a grappling match on Twitter over the weekend.
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) July 14, 2018
“I’d be so down,” Jones said in response to a fan who broached the idea of a grappling match. “Who’s trying to get tapped out?”
It didn’t take long for Jones to get called out by a star of both the grappling and MMA worlds: Dillon Danis.
“I could submit you and [Brock] Lesnar in the same night,” Danis said, dragging former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar into the fray.
This is not the first time Dillon Danis has called out Jon Jones. The grappling ace and current Bellator star also did so several years ago, around the time of Jones’ grappling match with Dan Henderson.
“He wants to step into my realm, but he doesn’t understand,” Danis told The Mac Life in 2016. “I would play with him. My jiu-jitsu is a different level. Let’s be honest, Dan [Henderson] is about 45-years old and has two submissions out of 47 fights, but [Jones’ performance] was OK, I guess.”
“He’ll need to beg me. I don’t show up for just anybody,” Danis added.
At the time of this writing, Jon Jones has not responded to Dillon Danis’ callout. He has, however, responded to UFC lightweight and BJJ blackbelt Gilbert Burns, who also challenged him on Twitter.
— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) July 15, 2018
“That was years ago when I trained Vitor against you,” Burns said in response to Jones. “Almost done but I would love to get that chance! And finish.”
You should have taught him the defense to the americana ☺️🤙🏾 https://t.co/k0feycKwpm
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) July 15, 2018
“You should have taught him the defense to the Americana,” Jones replied.
Does a grappling match between Jon Jones and Dillon Danis interest you? Who do you think would come out on top?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/15/2018.