Dillon Danis is one of the MMA world’s most controversial figures. Some people acknowledge that he is a phenomenal BJJ player and has a lot of potential in MMA. Meanwhile, others believe that he is just riding off of the coattails of his friend and teammate Conor McGregor.
However, Danis is excellent at getting people to talk about him. The New York native is 2-0 in his professional MMA career with both of his fights coming under the Bellator banner. Despite fighting for a different promotion, Danis regularly calls out UFC fighters like Jon Jones and Jorge Masvidal.
Even though there is no chance of him fighting them, it’s an effective way to raise your profile. Now Danis has also explained how he would beat Jorge Masvidal in a streetfight. Yes, the former Kimbo Slice protege Jorge Masvidal. We know what you’re thinking.
Danis believes that he would destroy Masvidal in a street fight. He explained to ESPN how Masvidal is all talk. Furthermore, he plagiarised one of Conor McGregor’s lines from UFC Boston many years ago, by saying that he would take his leg off and beat him with it. Danis said:
“Right now, even with my knee like this, if I had to get in a street fight with Masvidal or someone like that, it would be easy. I’m serious. It would be easy. I’d take his leg off and beat him with it. If me and him met in New York City streets, or Miami, I’ve seen him in Miami he didn’t do anything. He left the club.”
Furthermore, Danis says that he has a history with Masvidal. Allegedly they have had feuds at several points. He said that Masvidal gave him the evil eye when he went to a bar but in the end did nothing. Danis said:
“Me and Masvidal have a weird past. A couple of times me and him had beef. One time, I’m not going to say the UFC fighter I went on a date with. But, I had to go to the UFC retreat. Me and my friend went because one of the fighters I was going on a date with, this girl she was at the bar there and she called us to go there.”
“It was funny, Masvidal was there and he was eyeing me down acting like he wanted to fight me. He ended up doing nothing. I literally went into a UFC retreat and I go to the bar and every single UFC fighter was there. Not one said anything, they are were actually very, very nice to me saying I’m the man.
Then, the second time Danis saw Masvidal in the flesh, the UFC fighter left in a huff because the Miami MMA fans gave Danis more love. Or at least that’s what the Bellator star alleges. You can’t help but think that if Masvidal wanted to he would smash him to pieces. However, it’s one man’s word against another’s. Danis explained:
“The other time I saw Masvidal was in a club, I think in Miami. I didn’t even know he was there. I went to my table and they were like Masvidal is there. So I’m like oh whatever. They started bringing a lot of attention to me, they were bringing signs up in the club and he got up and left. Swear on anything. He got up and left and I think he got upset because he is in Miami and I got more love. No one even knew who he was… This was right after he knocked out Ben Askren.”