Uh oh, Danis says McGregor will fight after MayGregor

Monday, June 19, 2017

In a clear sign that Conor McGregor may never fight again after boxing Floyd Mayweather and making more than 50 million dollars, Dillon Danis says he probably will. McGregor’s sometime grappling training partner is given to making unintentionally comical statements. Danis describes himself as one of the best grapplers in the world; he lost to MMA fighter Jake Shields at a Flo Grappling-streamed event in May. In March he said he was, “the highest paid guy on the Bellator roster.” In April he said Scott Coker’s first PPV, Bellator NYC, “is not going to sell unless I’m on it.” Dillon Danis has never had a fight.

Danis is not part of McGregor’s camp at present. McGregor is preparing for the greatest defensive boxer in the history of the sweet science, and Danis knows nothing about striking. And in April his instructor Marcelo Garcia suspended him from the gym for not representing it properly.

So take his reply to TMZ for what it’s worth.

“He could do what he wants,” replied Danis. “He’s the one that they’re all trying to get a fight with, in boxing and in MMA. So he has his options I think. … I’m not sure. MMA is his passion so I would think he’d go back to that but he has the option.”

Danis was asked again if he thought McGregor would retire.

“I don’t think so,” replied Danis. “At the end of the day, we’re all competitors. So I think he’ll come back to fight again. But whatever he wants to do, he has options.”

Then Danis was asked a third time.

“I think so,” said Danis. “Because this is his love, this is his passion.”

So it seems McGregor may not in fact return. Lest there be any question about the wisdom of reversing what Danis says in order to reach the truth, the grappler was asked about the MayGregor outcome.

“I don’t think he’ll hang with him, I think he will knock him out, 100-percent,” replied Danis.

The grappler was then asked if it would be an Aldo type KO. McGregor knocked out Aldo in 13 seconds.

“I would think tt will be a little bit more dragged out,” replied Danis. “Mayweather is a little bit more better at avoiding the shots, so I think maybe under six.”

So there we have it. Mayweather is a little better at defending against punches than Jose Aldo, and Conor McGregor will probably return to MMA.