Dillon Danis isn’t short on confidence and even feels he can take out Jon Jones.
Danis is 2-0 in his young professional mixed martial arts career, but he’s perhaps more popular than anyone else with his record. Danis’ is known for his Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills, but he’s also quite the talker. “El Jefe” scored a submission victory over Max Humphrey at Bellator 222 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.
During an appearance on ESPN’s Ariel Helwani MMA Show, Danis explained why he feels he can defeat UFC light heavyweight champion “Bones” Jones (via BJPenn.com):
“I offered to do a grappling match with him. If we fought in MMA, I feel like, from his stance and how tall he is, if I did an Imanari roll I would take his leg home with me.
“Why not? I come from jiu jitsu where we fight the biggest guys. I’ve fought guys that are like 300 pounds in jiu jitsu. You have to do it. I fought seven of them in the same day. So I don’t know man, I’m a different kind of martial artist. I’ve been doing this since I was a kid, training with anybody and anywhere.”
Danis and Jones have traded barbs in the past. Recently, Jones commented on an Instagram post and said that Danis will never be a world champion.
Here’s the screencap courtesy of mmaLAD:
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Jones is preparing for a July 6 title defense against Thiago Santos in the main event of UFC 239 on July 6. As for Dillon Danis, time will tell who Bellator matches him up with next.