Not at SBG, but John Kavanagh Wants Dillon Danis to Go Train in This Gym After Controversial MMA Fighter’s Demands for a UFC Contract

Published 11/14/2023, 5:41 AM EST

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Dillon Danis has been in a dilemma since Bellator released the fighter from their banner. The welterweight initially competed under Bellator promotion, but due to injuries, he had to be sidelined and left competing under Bellator. After his release, Danis is now looking at UFC to take him in, but no official announcements have been made till now.

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In the middle of the hubbub, Conor McGregor‘s coach, John Kavanagh came forward with a piece of advice for the fighter if he wants to compete under the UFC banner. Let us delve deep to understand what the legendary coach had to say to ‘El Jefe’.

John Kavanagh gives his honest take on Dillon Danis competing in UFC

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The Dillon Danis vs.Logan Paul fight was a strange affair that saw Danis throw almost no punches at Paul. But now Danis has stated that he is looking to sign with the UFC. In one instance, the fighter called out Dana White, stating that if the UFC didn’t sign him, he would retire.

Meanwhile, SBG head coach John Kavanagh believes that for Danis to compete in the UFC, he would have to join a reputable fighting gym where he could shine his skills. While having a conversation with Ariel Helwani, Kavanagh stated that Alex Pereira’s gym or the Irish gyms should be Danis’s first choice.

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“I have made great suggestions, and I thought Conor had set up a great opportunity. If he were to come over to Dublin, he had Phil, Cliff, and the Crumlin boxing team all ready to go. Let’s do a couple of months of proper training, but it didn’t come about,” explained Kavanagh.

He further added ” If he were to get a UFC fight, I would strongly suggest he join a team. I know his personality might clash with half the team already, but he still needs it. It was great to see him working with Alex Pereira, so maybe he could go over to wherever those guys are based and train with them.” Kavanagh’s suggestions are valid, but it all comes down to one thing, and that is if will Danis compete in UFC.

Danis claims that he will soon grace UFC

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After getting released from Bellator and facing a thrashing defeat at the hands of Logan Paul, Dillon Danis has only one thing in mind for his redemption arc, and that is to go and compete in the UFC. Danis’s aspiration to compete in the UFC seems like a far-fetched idea, but ‘El Jefe’ seems to think otherwise.

In an episode of the podcast, “One Night with Steiny”, Danis claimed that he has a meeting lined up with UFC CEO, Dana White. He stated, “We’re supposed to have a meeting this week.” Down in the conversation ‘El Jefe’ further explained, “I’m a jiu-jitsu fighter, so obviously I wanna do what I do.”

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What are your thoughts on the UFC signing Danis? What do you make of coach Kavanagh’s advice to Danis? Let us know in the comments.

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Suryakant Das

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I'm Suryakant Das, an avid sports enthusiast from a family that cherishes the world of sports. I still vividly recall the day my father took me to watch Indian wrestling, sparking my fascination with the discipline and the aura of those warriors. Over time, my love for combat sports grew, and now, I'm a UFC writer at EssentiallySports.
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