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BJJ star Dillon Danis wants "easy fight" with Sage Northcutt for potential UFC debut

Tom Taylor - December 26, 2016

In March, Irish MMA megastar Conor McGregor found himself on the wrong end of one the year’s biggest upsets as he tapped to a second-round rear-naked choke dealt by Nate Diaz. Given his previous dominance and his status as the UFC’s biggest star ever, McGregor was quickly given a shot at redemption against his foil. In preparation for this rematch with Diaz, which was momentarily scheduled for UFC 200 but ultimately occurred at UFC 202 in August, McGregor enlisted the help of Marcelo Garcia black belt Dillon Danis to sharpen his jiu jitsu skill. This, of course, thrust Danis into the MMA spotlight, where he has remained ever since.

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BJJ star Dillon Danis is still interested in an MMA fight with Nate Diaz

Tom Taylor - December 5, 2016

When Conor McGregor tapped to a Nate Diaz rear-naked choke in March of this year, it influenced him to make a complete overhaul of his camp. Part of this overhaul was the introduction of BJJ star Dillon Danis to his roster of training partners. Danis would become an instrumental part of McGregor’s training for his rematch with Diaz – a fight he would win with a hard-fought majority decision. In the buildup to this rematch with Diaz, Danis fielded many questions about a possible jump to MMA – especially when he himself exchanged a few words with Diaz. On Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, Danis confirmed with host Ariel Helwani that an MMA career is still very much a part of his plan, and that a fight with Diaz is still a possibility that interests him.

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VIDEO | Conor McGregor's BJJ coach Dillon Danis nearly brawls at ADCC trials

Russell Ess - November 25, 2016

https://youtu.be/3qrTgEaZobA It looks like Dillon Danis isn’t just the teacher in his newly established association with UFC superstar Conor McGregor.

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Conor McGregor's BJJ Coach Dillon Danis Calls Out the Entire UFC Roster

Tom Taylor - October 7, 2016

Though Dillon Danis has been a huge name in the BJJ community for some time, he’s recently gained a good deal of notoriety in the MMA world too. That notoriety can be attributed to the role he played in Conor McGregor’s preparation for UFC 202, where the Irishman would look to avenge an early 2016 loss to Nate Diaz. After McGregor’s score-settling UFC 202 win over Diaz, Danis found himself in Diaz’s crosshairs.