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Dillon Danis says Conor McGregor will dominate Khabib Nurmagomedov in a rematch

Dillon Danis has an interesting take on a potential rematch between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor
Dillon Danis has an interesting take on a potential rematch between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor
Johny Payne
Modified 09 Oct 2020, 05:58 IST

Dillon Danis is widely regarded as one of the most important training partners of former UFC Featherweight and Lightweight Champion, Conor McGregor. Danis was brought in by McGregor to help the latter train for his rematch against Nate Diaz.

McGregor had suffered a submission loss to Diaz in their first encounter but came out on top via majority decision in their rematch. On that note, Danis, who’s a BJJ world champion, has often been credited for helping McGregor improve his grappling skills.

Dillon Danis believes that Conor McGregor will dominate Khabib Nurmagomedov in their rematch

Conor McGregor faced Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC Lightweight Title at UFC 229 back in October of 2018.McGregor lost to Nurmagomedov via submission in the fourth round of the fight.

McGregor and Nurmagomedov’s rivalry wasn’t merely limited to the professional realm and became personal in the lead-up to their UFC 229 fight.

Following the conclusion of his fight against McGregor, Nurmagomedov almost immediately turned his attention to The Notorious One’s cornermen and jumped the octagon seemingly to confront them.

However, in a matter of seconds, the confrontation quickly turned into a brawl as Khabib landed a flying kick on one of McGregor’s cornermen. The cornerman was none other than Dillon Danis.

What followed was a brawl between Nurmagomedov and McGregor’s teams, with many more individuals and groups getting involved in fights both inside and outside of the arena.

In fact, a number of Nurmagomedov fans clashed with McGregor fans at local casinos and other public spaces as well. Local law enforcement officials and other security personnel eventually got the situation under control.

McGregor has only competed in a single MMA bout since his loss to Nurmagomedov. He defeated one of the most beloved UFC fighters of all time, Donald Cerrone, via TKO in 40 seconds in January of this year.


On the other hand, Nurmagomedov too has competed only once since the McGregor matchup. He submitted Dustin Poirier in round three of their fight in September of 2019.

The heated buildup to UFC 229, Nurmagomedov’s submission win over McGregor and the subsequent brawl have left MMA fans and experts clamoring for a rematch between the two archrivals.

McGregor’s friend and training partner, Dillon Danis, has now taken to his official Twitter account and asserted that when McGregor faces Nurmagomedov again, the fight wouldn’t even be close.

Dillon Danis said that Conor McGregor will dominate Nurmagomedov in every aspect in the rematch. Danis’ tweet read as follows:

“Mark my words in stone when Conor rematches Khabib it won’t even be close, Conor will dominate in every aspect.”

Is Dillon Danis right about Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov?

Dillon Danis is an excellent grappler and has trained with Conor McGregor for quite some time now.

UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is presently set to face Interim UFC Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje in a title unification bout at UFC 254 on October 24th.


Meanwhile, Conor McGregor is set to face Dustin Poirier in November or December of this year.

Should Nurmagomedov and McGregor win their respective fights, a rematch between the duo could likely be on the cards come 2021.

What are your views on Dillon Danis’ statements? Sound off in the comments.

Published 09 Oct 2020, 05:58 IST
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