Bellator MMA star Dillon Danis has made repeated calls for a fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Be it on the grappling mats or in the cage, the BJJ specialist is adamant that he has what it takes to submit the MMA legend.
“I offered to do a grappling match with him,” Danis said of Jones on a recent episode of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. “If we fought in MMA, I feel like, from his stance and how tall he is, if I did an Imanari roll I would take his leg home with me.
“Why not? I come from jiu jitsu where we fight the biggest guys,” he added when asked why he believed he could overcome the size disadvantage. “I’ve fought guys that are like 300 pounds in jiu jitsu. You have to do it. I fought seven of them in the same day. So I don’t know man, I’m a different kind of martial artist. I’ve been doing this since I was a kid, training with anybody and anywhere.”
Speaking on the latest episode of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, Jon Jones finally responded to the many comments Dillon Danis has made about him.
“Dude, nothing is going on with Dillon Danis,” Jones said (via LowKickMMA). “I think he knows I’m the type of guy to respond and it’s getting his following up. So, I think that’s what’s going on with him. At the end of the day, I don’t come out and talk trash about these guys. That just came out of nowhere. I feel like I’ve been in this sport for over 10 years now, some guys just like to bring up my name because it looks cool.”
When pressed about whether or not he’d be willing to meet Dillon Danis on the grappling mats, Jon Jones said no, but assured he’d happily put his foot in the Conor McGregor training partner’s mouth.
“I wouldn’t grapple him but I’d put my foot in his mouth,” the light heavyweight champ said.
What do you make of the growing beef between Dillon Danis and Jon Jones?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 6/26/2019.