Dillon Danis Retires, Jake Paul Slams Dana White For Not Makes Jones Vs. Ngannou
Dillon Danis has confirmed that he has retired from combat sports.
The now former MMA fighter’s last fight, therefore, was against Logan Paul that ended with Danis being disqualified on his boxing debut. The latter failed to threaten Paul, landing 16 punches in the whole fight.
In addition, Danis attempted two MMA moves in the form of a takedown and a guillotine choke as the referee stopped the fight. That was not Danis’ finest moment as he ended his MMA career with a record of 2-0.
I'm done with fighting. I'm retired. Love you all.
— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) November 15, 2023
The news also followed shortly after Danis confirmed that he had been released by Bellator. There had been an attempt to get a deal with the UFC.
However, that failed to materialize as Danis may have been offered a chance on the Contender Series. Regardless of what the case may have been, Danis’ prior comments indicated that he was only interested in fights at the highest level.
“I’d rather retire, bro. I’m not Sean O’Malley, I’m bigger than him. I have the most followers than any welterweight in all of MMA… Everybody wants to see me in the UFC. People think that I just did a boxing match, that my jiu-jitsu isn’t on a different level. I’ll fight Islam [Makhachev] first fight. I’ll fight any of them first fight, I swear. At the end of the day, if I lose, I lose. I could do 155 or 170. [Holland] an easy fight. Give me a warmup. This is too easy. He has no takedown defense and I think I’d submit him in the first round,” Danis said
The fight is arguably the biggest MMA bout that can be made, however, the differences with the MMA organizations has made it tough to make. Jones plies his trade with the UFC, while Ngannou left the organization to sign a deal with the PFL.
The latter’s contract talks broke down after the MMA fighter reportedly turned down an $8 million offer. In response, White made it clear that that the UFC would not work with Ngannou again.
And that stance continued to this day, as White dismissed a co-promotion. The CEO of the UFC was clear that their gate was a lot bigger, which is why a cross promotion made no sense.
Meanwhile, White stated that he done everything in his power to make the fight happen, which is why it was not a priority now. In response, Paul had this to say.
It’s a shame. Jones vs Ngannou is way bigger now than it was while Francis fought for UFC. Both fighters would make $20M+.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) November 13, 2023
That news is unlikely to go down well with the MMA fans since Ngannou’s next MMA fight appears unclear.
Meanwhile, following Jones’ injury, that will keep him out until sometime next year, a fight against Stipe Miocic is no closer to happening. And that has left the fanbase none the wiser.
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