Coker Shares 'The Thing that is Frustrating' about Dillon Danis

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That he’s a fucking moron?


CHICAGO – Another weekend, another Dillon Danis fiasco.

That was the case this past Friday when Danis scuffled with British YouTuber-turned-boxer KSI and was punched by Anthony Taylor during a brawl at a DAZN event. This latest Danis fiasco happened less than a week after he was in the middle of a physical altercation with former UFC star Nate Diaz outside of Madison Square Garden at UFC 281.

Bellator president Scott Coker, Danis’ promoter, hadn’t seen the latest encounter but was told about it Friday. When asked about the situation, Coker was at a loss.

“I’m not sure what to think about it,” Coker told reporters, including MMA Junkie, after Bellator 288 in Chicago. “All I’ve got to say to Anthony and to Dillon: You shouldn’t be out there fighting for free. If you want to fight for free, please give me a call. You’re a professional prize fighter. You should fight in the cage or do it in the ring. I’m not sure what the tactics there are.”
His latest antics have resulted in a booking as Danis, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist, will fight KSI on Jan. 14 in a DAZN pay-per-view boxing match in London.

From Coker’s standpoint, dealing – or rather, not dealing – with Danis has been a less-than-ideal situation. Danis, who gained notoriety as a training partner and friend of former UFC dual champion Conor McGregor, signed with Bellator in 2017 but has competed only twice for the promotion. He won both fights – in 2018 and 2019 – by submission before undergoing knee surgery, which put him on the shelf indefinitely.

At least publicly, Danis, 29, hasn’t shown a real interest in returning to MMA. He’s been caught up in repeated situations like the ones this past week, including a water-balloon incident with Jake Paul and being taken down by a bouncer outside of a Jersey Shore establishment.

When he acquired Danis, Coker believed in him. Now he laments how the past few years have unfolded.

“The thing that is frustrating is, when you think of Dillon Danis, the guy has a great ground game. He was one of the best jiu-jitsu guys on the planet at one time,” Coker said. “We signed him, we wanted to develop him, we wanted him to come into our system and start fighting, fight tougher guys and work your way up, but I think he got sidetracked a little bit. Things get in the way.

“To me, he had a lot of potential. And so we can’t make him do it, he’s got to want to do it, but right now he’s doing something else.”


Scott should’ve just said , “ welp Dillon is a turd”

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Is Danis is still signed to Bellator?

Fight Usman Nurmagomedov you fat bitch


Hoping for the day when I log on and see a video of Danis getting spiked head first into the sidewalk.


Don’t even put that bitchs name near Usman’s

Being a tough guy is stupid.

Get paid and show your skills in the ring/cage.

This need to build beef is dumb.

He’s in a weird spot I think.

He’s talked so much and done so little if he ever fights again he’d probably get smoked and lose whatever notoriety he’s managed to build (not much) through doing nothing and hanging with Conor.

Seems his best move is to just get punched in the face on camera once in a while without ever actually fighting.

Though this latest incident seems a step down from being punched by Khabib.


The tactic was he wanted to beat his ass. Not go into discussions about a potential fight that maybe could possibly happen in six months if everyone can agree on the terms of the contract.

I guess some people just like to sh1t their career away?

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Can we trade him for the power ranger?


Hear me out,

He could

Stop his bullshit,

take an L for money instead of taking them in the streets

Train more

Win an actual prize fight.

All four of those are more respectable than what he’s been doing


Real ambitious, professional approach to bettering one’s life there.

I’m not saying it’s the best thing for people to do. But I’m sure he got a lot of followers for it. He’s been all over the internet for it. Even normies have seen it and have talked to me about it. It seems to have worked out well for him. And I bet he is still reveling in thoughts of how much he embarrassed Dannis and his team.