Interview with Dalton Rosta above
Dalton Rosta is the first to say Dillon Danis’ jiu-jitsu is better than his own.
It did not stop Rosta from calling out Danis following a first-round TKO win against Mark Gardner at Bellator 243 on Aug. 7. Currently unbeaten at 3-0, Rosta promises to hand Danis [2-0] his first defeat if the two meet under the Bellator banner.
He also guarantees the fight will not go to the ground.
“I’m going to be honest here, his jiu-jitsu is better than mine. But I believe my top pressure, my wrestling and my top jiu-jitsu negates his bottom a lot,” Rosta said.
“I will just keep it standing and I will pick him a part. I will knock him out.”
Rosta is yet to hear any type of response from Danis. Both managed by Paradigm Sports Management, Rosta said if his management team wants to set it up, the decision will be up to Danis to accept.
The 24-year-old is not one to make callouts, but wanted to prove himself before he threw out a name. Danis is someone Rosta’s kept tabs on throughout his own career.
After earning three-consecutive TKO victories, Rosta is calling his shot.
“He’s been on my mind for a couple fights now, but I didn’t want to be the guy that I get one fight in Bellator and I start calling guys out right away,” Rosta said. “I wanted to prove my worth first and I think I did that.”
🥊 @DaltonRosta is not looking to touch gloves as our prelims begin LIVE on the Bellator Mobile App & on our YouTube channel.
— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) August 7, 2020
“If he says no to this fight, I am going to make it known”
Danis never holds back in his call outs, targeting the likes of Jon Jones, Ben Askren and Jorge Masvidal. Although Askren and Masvidal are welterweights, Jones is the current reigning UFC light-heavyweight champion.
Danis fought both of his previous bouts at 175 pounds. Catchweight. With Rosta being a middleweight, the Pennsylvania native says Danis should have no problem going up 10 pounds to fight him, since Danis called out Jones.
Considering the fact Danis is vocal on social media, Rosta is planning on being vocal as well, if Danis chooses to turn down the fight.
“He likes to troll a lot of people, he likes to call out a lot of people. If he says no to this fight, I am going to make it known,” Rosta said. “I’m not as big of a name as he is, but if you put something out there like that and he denies the fight, then everybody is going to catch wind of it.”
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