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“They Took $100K From Me”-Dillon Danis Accuses Bellator of Using Him as a “Selling Point” in PFL Deal in a Confession About Logan Paul Fight

Published 11/20/2023, 10:22 PM EST

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Dillon Danis finds himself at a crossroads following his departure from Bellator. The welterweight initially made his mark with Bellator but had to take a step back from competition due to injuries, eventually leading to his release from the organization. Since then Danis has been a free agent and made statements about joining UFC, however, one of his recent statements directly accuses Bellator.

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‘El Jefe’ made a considerable amount of money from his fight against Logan Paul although it was highly controversial, the fighter claimed to have earned thousands of dollars from the match. Danis has now accused Belltor of taking a significant amount from him for the fight. Let us dig in to understand the context.

Dillon Danis accuses Bellator of taking his money


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The Dillon Danis vs. Logan Paul bout turned out to be quite peculiar, with Danis notably refraining from throwing many punches at Paul. The aftermath of their bout was the laying off of Danis. Bellator released Danis. Interestingly, Danis has expressed his interest in joining the UFC and has approached Dana White for it.

In the middle of this commotion, Danis has accused the Bellator administration of taking a significant amount of money from him for his fight against Logan Paul. He accused Bellator of taking $100000 from him and using him as a selling point.


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‘El Jefe’ took to Instagram to add the comment. He said “They took 100k from me to box Logan before being sold, but wouldn’t cut me loose when I begged, because they were using me as a selling point for this deal to get more money for them. Imagine how I feel. What”

Dillon Danis seems to have announced his retirement or is he? Days ago the former Bellator fighter had claimed that he met the UFC CEO Dana White for talking about his inclusion in UFC.

Danis wants to join UFC now?


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Dillon Danis now wants to compete in the UFC even though he has yet to fight any prominent match in 4 years. The fighter is not willing to compete in Dana White’s contender series either. Danis in a conversation with Ariel Helwani said “Everybody wants to see me in the UFC, I think.”

He further added “I don’t care who I fight. I said this to [UFC CEO] Dana White, I don’t care who I fight. I’ll fight anybody and I’ll beat anybody. I’m ready to go. People think just because I did a boxing match that my jiu-jitsu isn’t on a different level,” continued Danis. “I’ll fight [UFC lightweight champion] Islam [Makhachev] for my first fight. I’ll fight any of them for my first fight. I swear.”


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Written by:

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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Joyita Das