Jake Paul recently offered his take on the ongoing drama between his brother, Logan Paul, and BJJ specialist Dillon Danis.
On October 14, Danis is expected to step inside the squared circle for a boxing match with Logan Paul as part of Misfits Boxing’s ‘The PRIME Card’ in Manchester. In the weeks leading up to their highly anticipated scrap, Danis has targeted Paul’s fiancee, swimsuit model Nina Agdal, online incessantly. Posting a daily assortment of NSFW photos and savage memes of Agdal, Danis saw interest in the fight, and his own social media numbers, skyrocket.
Appearing on the Full Send podcast, Jake Paul revealed that a big reason why his brother picked Dillon Danis for a fight is because of the former Conor McGregor coach’s ability to talk trash and sell a scrap.
“It’s attacking Nina. It’s building hype for the fight. He’s creating this whole troll army,” Paul said. “Creating all these memes. And this is why Logan picked him. Obviously, he talks a lot of sh*t and he talks so much sh*t that Khabib [Nurmagomedov] tried to jump out of the ring and jump-kick him after beating Conor [McGregor]. So he sells fights and we’ll see if he shows up, but at the end of the day, it’s made this fight massive.”
However, Danis’ trolling went a little too far when he shared a sexually explicit photo of Agdal taken during a “romantic encounter” more than a decade ago. That resulted in Agdal filing a lawsuit against Danis, alleging that he had violated state and federal ‘revenge porn’ laws by sharing the private image.
Now Danis is facing federal charges that could end up costing him hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and potential damages.
“He was a puppet to sell the fight and he did just that,” Jake Paul continued. “And when Logan knocks him out and he’s in a federal court case, he’s gonna go bankrupt and he’s gonna be knocked out and everyone’s gonna see the loser that the kid is. He had his run. He got his giggles. He got his laughs. He got some clout out of it, but it’s short-lived when it’s not built off of something real.”
Asked for his personal opinion on Danis’ attack on Agdal online, Jake Paul admitted that he can see it from both sides and has been desensitized to the trolling, having much of his private life publicized and scrutinized over the last few years.
“You don’t want people attacking your family, but I don’t know if I’m just so used to it or numb, or like, expecting of it. And I’ve been through the wringer,” Paul said. “Everything about me is already out there so it’s like freeing in a way. Once you’re liberated from that, you’re freed socially. So it’s kind of a cool thing, but I definitely don’t agree with the way he’s gone about it, but I see the other side of it.
“Justice is a b*tch and now he’s dug himself into a hole that he didn’t have to dig himself into. At the end of the day, Logan’s going to get his hand raised and Nina’s going to get her hand raised in the court of law.”
— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) September 29, 2023
Jake Paul Doesn’t Believe Dillon Danis is Training as Hard as He Claims to Be
As fight night grows closer, Danis has continued to share images of himself putting work in the gym, even sparring alongside former UFC middleweight world champion Alex Pereira. However, Jake Paul isn’t necessarily buying what Danis is trying to sell on social media.
“I’m sure Dillon’s gonna come to fight, but I don’t know if the clips he’s posting of him sparring and stuff are real,” Paul said. “But I don’t know if he’s smart enough to fake a clip. To be like, ‘Oh, I’m gonna trick him out so that he sees what I’m doing and trains for something else.’ He’s not thinking at that level and you can’t fake being sh*tty.
“Like if I tried to go in there and fake spar, looking bad, it doesn’t look correct. He’s not having a proper camp. He’s not having a proper coach. He’s training MMA in those gyms where they all spar each other in their little squares. He’s not even working out in an actual ring. He’s got velcro gloves. At the end of the day, he can do whatever he wants, but Logan is a really good boxer. And he’s really athletic and really strong. He’s had experience being in the ring with Floyd Mayweather for eight rounds.
“So when it’s all said and done, I believe Logan is going to knock him out.”
Watch the full interview below: