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Dillon Danis Announces Retirement from Fighting

Dillon Danis seems to have lost interest in fighting. Danis had his boxing debut in October, when he faced Logan Paul and suffered a defeat by disqualification. It was his first appearance in combat sports since he competed at Bellator 222 in June of 2019. Danis had been outspoken about his desire to fight, but he never got a chance to do so. A month after his loss to Paul, he posted a message on social media saying that he was retiring from fighting.

It is hard to tell if Danis is serious about his retirement or if he is just seeking attention. But according to the grappler, he is done with combat sports.

This announcement comes after Danis tried to get a contract with the UFC, as he was recently let go by Bellator. However, before UFC 295, he told The MMA Hour that he would rather quit than accept a spot on the Contender Series, which might have been what he was offered.

“I’d rather retire, bro,” Danis said on Friday’s live edition of The MMA Hour. “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,” Danis explained.
“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.”

Dillon Danis has a 2-0 record in MMA, with both wins coming by submission.


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