Dillon Danis believes Conor McGregor has some of the best jiu-jitsu in MMA.
Danis, who is McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coach at SBG Ireland, has been a vital part of the Irishman’s camp for a while now. Yet, many think McGregor is not good on the ground and only a striker which the Bellator prospect denies. Instead, he says “Notorious” is one of the best grapplers he has ever rolled with.
“Conor’s always been prepared, man,” Danis told The Schmo on Wednesday (via MMA Junkie). “Conor’s been one of the best jiu-jitsu guys that I’ve ever rolled with, like MMA-wise since I started training with him. His jiu-jitsu is on another level, and it always has been. I think people just underestimate him for some reason, but if it does go to the ground, they’ll see,” Danis added. “They’ll see how good he is.”
Many think Donald Cerrone may very well try and take Conor McGregor down and look for a submission. But, if that happens, Dillon Danis is confident the Irishman will be able to defend them. And, people will get to see how good he is at UFC 246 against Cerrone in McGregor’s highly-anticipated return to the Octagon.
Conor McGregor has not fought since his fourth-round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. Before that, he had the Floyd Mayweather boxing match and then the knockout win over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 to become the first simultaneous UFC champ-champ.
Although Danis says Conor McGregor has some of the best jiu-jitsu, all four of his losses have come by submission.
Dillon Danis, meanwhile, is set to return to the cage at Bellator 238 on Jan. 25 against Kegan Gennrich who is 2-1 as a pro. Danis is 2-0 with all two fights wins coming in Bellator and both by submission. In his MMA debut, he beat Kyle Walker by toe hold in 2017. He then fought Max Humphrey in 2018 where he won by armbar.