Dillon Danis wants to fight former UFC champion for claiming he hides behind McGregor 2 years ago

Dillon Danis wants to fight former UFC champion for claiming he hides behind McGregor

Conor McGregor's Jiu-Jitsu coach and teammate Dillon Danis has challenged former UFC Lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos to a fight after the Brazilian criticised Danis for hiding behind McGregor.

Danis (1-0) was at the centre of a heated brawl after Khabib Nurmagomedov's fourth-round submission win over McGregor at UFC 229 on Saturday with the Russian fighter scaling the fence to attack McGregor's coach only seconds after referee Herb Dean put an end to the contest.

Danis is currently signed to Bellator MMA but he wants to fight dos Anjos who has a career 17-8 record in the UFC.

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Danis made his professional mixed martial arts debut against Kyle Walker at Bellator 198 earlier this year and won the fight via a first round submission victory in a 175 pound catchweight contest.

Bellator CEO Scott Coker said that Danis will have to master other areas of MMA but that he will be a serious threat on the ground.

“Buying the best free agents and building from the top down and signing these young guys who excel in one discipline of the martial arts, whether it is wrestling or jiu-jitsu, taekwondo or traditional karate, and then building from the bottom up," Coker said after signing Danis to Bellator.

“A guy like Dillon, with such high-level jiu-jitsu, whenever a fight goes to the ground, he’s going to be a serious threat. He’s going to have to master the stand-up game and everything else, but what I’ve found over the years is that when you take a guy like this, who has competed all over the world in big events, they’re calm and relaxed and they’ll develop if you push them along and nurture them the right way.”