Dillon Danis was expected to return to the mats at ADCC 2019, but according to a report from FloGrappling, the Conor McGregor stablemate has withdrawn from his position in the -99kg division. You better believe Ben Askren has something to say about that.
The UFC welterweight contender Askren reacted to this news on Twitter, making a rather crude suggestion about the cause of Danis’ withdrawal.
Sore knee caps from unspecificied incident is the report I am hearing! https://t.co/jhYpRTwzna
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) September 26, 2019
“Sore knee caps from unspecificied incident is the report I am hearing!” – Ben Askren on Twitter.
While Askren and Danis are separated by promotion bounds — they compete in the UFC and Bellator respectively — that hasn’t stopped them from exchanging near ceaseless trash talk on social media and in interviews.
Most recently, Askren claimed that he’d be happy to meet his rival in a grappling match once his MMA career has drawn to a close.
“At this point it’s my MMA career,” Askren said on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday. “When I am done with that if I chose to take part in a grappling contest it would be Dillion Danis.
“Obviously, he challenged me to a grappling match,” he added. “After my MMA career that’s something, I would definitely do.”
Upon hearing this comment from Askren, Danis quickly welcome a future grappling match with the wrestler.
biggest grappling match in the history of the sport Dillon Danis vs @Benaskren let’s fucking do it!
— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) September 16, 2019
“Biggest grappling match in the history of the sport Dillon Danis vs [Ben Askren] let’s f**king do it!” – Dillon Danis on Twitter.
How do you think Danis will react to this latest barb from Danis?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 9/26/2019.