“Just Fade Into Oblivion” – Dillon Danis Doesn’t Hold Back in His Response to Former ESPN UFC Analyst

Published 01/09/2022, 5:15 AM EST

2022 has brought a new feud in MMA that nobody was expecting to see. Journalist Ariel Helwani and MMA fighter Dillon Danis have been involved in a back-and-forth on social media recently, and the fans are loving it.

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Helwani has always been a supporter of an increase in fighter pay and the fighters getting their dues. Recently, Jake Paul issued a challenge to UFC President Dana White. One part of the challenge was an increase in the minimum pay per fight for fighters. The host of The MMA Hour seemed to support his stance and tweeted it out.

Danis called him out on it and immediately got a response. In a Twitter thread, the journalist roasted Danis, but the undefeated fighter has responded about a week later with multiple tweets.

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He said, “Ariel, it’s bad enough you’ve been fired by every media outlet. Don’t beg for crumbs from joke paul by attacking me. Just fade into oblivion.”

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“Took me awhile to read your insipid, bland, lifeless, Junior High “Journalism”. You’re a terrible writer. What did you do w/the $ your Mommy gave you for writing lessons? God knows you didn’t buy a gym membership with it. Your arms look like car antennas.”

“You’re a guy with ONE Shirt and ZERO Original Ideas. If you couldn’t beg fighters into giving you material you’d be making money being a fluffier for your wife’s boyfriend.”

“You’re lucky you weren’t born before cars had power steering or your wife would hafta park the car. Your autobiography is going to be called NOBODY LEFT TO GET FIRED BY.”

“And DON’T text me from your 7-Eleven Burner Phone and say it’s, “all good” You’re a TWO-FACED BUM Go play w/your WWE action figures, You BORING DWEEB.”

Dillon Danis is back in MMA training

‘El Jefe’ is one of the most active MMA fighters on social media. Despite being out of action since mid-2019, Danis has kept himself relevant to the MMA community.

However, it seems like he’s finally on his way to making a return. The 2-0 fighter posted a video on Twitter and wrote, “Day 1 back I swear I’m taking everyone’s head off mark my words.”

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Danis was last seen in action at Bellator 222, where he took on Max Humphrey. He won the fight via an armbar in the first round and improved his professional record to 2-0.

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In his time off, Danis has kept himself busy by calling out the likes of Jake Paul, Michael Bisping, and, of course, Ariel Helwani. With him back in training, his fans would be hoping to see him make his return soon.

What do you think of the feud between Danis and Helwani? Let us know in the comments below!

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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