Conor McGregor's teammate Dillon Danis took to Twitter after Kamaru Usman's recent title defense against Gilbert Burns. He stated that he would finish the UFC Welterweight champion in order to avoid hearing him talk again.
This was not the only tweet by Dillon Danis about Kamaru Usman's fight at UFC 258. Even before the main event, Dillon Danis said:
"so happy kamaru usman fighting tonight haven’t got a good night sleep in weeks!"
The tweet was a jab at Kamaru Usman's usual strategy in a fight. Usman likes to wear his opponents down using his superior grappling and strength, but this style has brought in a lot of criticism for him. 'The Nigerian Nightmare' is perceived as a slow and boring fighter.
Nevertheless, Usman's most recent title defense against Gilbert Burns was nothing short of a brawl. The fight had no hint of grappling, despite both men being very accomplished in that aspect. Burns rocked Usman on the feet in the very first round. However, Usman was able to maintain his composure and slowly fought his way back into the fight.
By the third round, Kamaru Usman had wore Gilbert Burns down by using stiff jabs and one-twos and proceeded to drop him. He then executed sufficient ground-and-pound to force the referee to step in.
Clearly, Dillon Danis' attempt at insulting Kamaru Usman for being a boring fighter didn't hold water in this instance. His UFC 258 title defense was an entertaining back-and-forth affair.
When was Dillon Danis' last fight?
Dillon Danis competes under the banner of Bellator MMA. He only has two fights as a professional mixed martial artist. His first appearance on the canvas was at Bellator 198: Fidor vs Mir against Kyle Walker.
Dillon Danis finished Walker in just 1:38 of the first round. He executed a toehold Submission move and Walker tapped out.
Danis next faced Max Humphrey at Bellator 222: MacDonald vs Gracie. This fight, too, ended within the first round. Similar to the first fight, Dillon Danis submitted his opponent to win the fight. He executed an armbar submission to make his opponent tap out.
Dillon Danis is a renowned BJJ black belt and supremely good at grappling.
Unfortunately, the two wins on his resume are not enough to determine where he stands as a grappler in the world of pro MMA. However, that has never stopped the brash American from tooting his own horn - especially on social media.
In fact, it was Dillon Danis' grappling that brought him into contact with Irish superstar Conor McGregor. He joined McGregor's camp as a grappling partner after 'The Notorious One' lost to Nate Diaz at UFC 196.
As of now, Dillon Danis does not have any fights on the table and is recovering from a serious knee injury.