Dillon Danis submitted Max Humphrey at Bellator 222 earning his second pro victory in mixed martial arts. However, not so long ago he posted a photo with Drake who has been said to curse professional athletes that pose in photos with him. Anthony Joshua had a photo with Drake before his loss to Andy Ruiz Jr earlier in June and when the “Drake Curse” was trending, Danis admitted being a little concerned.
— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) June 16, 2019
However, Danis puts more faith in his skill than he does made up celebrity curses and he said as much in the post-fight press conference after Bellator 222. When asked if he was worried about it though, he said, “Yeah I was a little worried about it before, but like I said there’s no <expletive> thing as curses.” He also felt it was “kind of cool to be the first person to debunk it.”
He also commented on being able to compete again, and what we can expect from him in 2019. Escaping from his bout with Humphrey injury free, he said he is ready to compete whenever a bout is booked. “I’m used to competing in jiu-jitsu every weekend,” said Danis and that he would be ready for whatever is put in front of him next.
Having faith in his ability seems to be all Danis needs to move forward in MMA. His relationship with John Kavanagh and Conor McGregor is not all about technique and the physical aspects of mixed martial arts. “Fighting is not all physical, there’s a lot of mental,” Danis said about having support from his SBG Ireland associates. He said he received a lot of support from both when preparing for Bellator 222.
With his suspension behind him, Danis is looking to continue building his resume in the sport and is ready to jump on any of Bellator’s upcoming events.