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Dillon Danis says he will retire from fighting if Dana White doesn’t sign him


For Dillon Danis, it’s UFC or nothing.

The MMA fighter has said he will retire from combat sports if UFC president Dana White doesn’t sign him to the organisation.


Danis is done with fighting if he doesn’t join the UFCCredit: Dillon Danis – Instagram

Danis’ expertise is in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and he has had two fights under the banner of MMA company Bellator, winning both, with the last of those two fights coming in June 2019.

Most recently, Danis competed in boxing against social media star Logan Paul and while he lost, he took home a purse of more than a million dollars.

Next up, Danis is determined to join the UFC, as he told Ariel Helwani during a live recording of the MMA Hour: “I’m gonna tell Dana White, I don’t care who it is, just give me anybody.

“If they don’t do it then I’m gonna retire and then I can just chill.”

Helwani then suggested joining the PFL, a rival organisation to the UFC, but Danis was not interested, before saying: “I don’t need the money, I’m good.

“I made enough money from the Logan fight, we made a lot of money, trust me.”

And Danis also said he is not interested in taking the route of going through White’s ‘Contender Series’, which was the pathway for current UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley.

“I’d rather retire, bro,” Danis said.

“I’m not Sean O’Malley, I’m bigger than him. I have the most followers than any welterweight in all of MMA.”

As for who Danis wants to fight, he has called out Britain’s Paddy Pimblett on a number of occasions.

Although, Pimblett already has a fight scheduled with UFC veteran Tony Ferguson at UFC 296 in December.

After that, Danis’ ideal plan is to fight Pimblett on the UFC 300 card next year, which his friend and training partner Conor McGregor is rumoured to be headlining against Michael Chandler.

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