Despite the financial ramifications he could face, Logan Paul wouldn’t be surprised to see Dillon Danis pull out of their highly anticipated clash on October 14.
Emanating from Manchester, England, Danis is expected to make his long-awaited return to combat sports when he steps inside the squared circle with social media sensation Logan Paul as part of Misfits Boxings’ ‘The PRIME Card.’ From the moment the bout was first announced several weeks ago, Danis and Paul have been at war with one another online with the former going to great lengths to relentlessly troll the WWE Superstar and his fiancee, Nina Agdal. So much so that Agdal filed a lawsuit against Danis after he had shared a sexually explicit photo of her online without consent.
As the fight draws closer, many are beginning to suspect that Danis could find a way to remove himself from the fight altogether. In anticipation of that possibility, Logan Paul has secured the services of BKFC star ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry as a backup and is confident that if Danis finds a way to get out of his comeuppance in the boxing ring, he’ll still get what’s coming to him in the courtroom.
“I would prefer that he shows up,” Paul told Ariel Helwani during a recent episode of The MMA Hour. “If he doesn’t, I will be more than happy to handle Mike Perry. It won’t feel like a letdown. I’ll let Nina handle him in court. We’re going to slaughter him either way.”
When Danis signed on the dotted line for a fight with Paul, he agreed to a $100,000 pull-out clause, meaning that if he withdraws from the bout without reasonable cause, he could be on the hook for some pretty big money. Despite that, Paul isn’t so sure Danis won’t do something crazy to back out at the last minute.
“I don’t know, is this guy crazy enough to set his hand down on the table and whack a finger with a hammer? Who knows the extent this dude will go to not fight me because I don’t think at this point that’s above him. Like, he will do anything to avoid fighting me. But if he does end up pulling out and he can’t prove an injury, he’ll have to pay me $100,000,” Paul said.
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While the fight on October 14 will be between Logan Paul and Dillon Danis, Paul’s fiancee has received most of the attention, courtesy of Danis’ incessant slut-shaming of the Danish swimsuit model. After more than 250 reported incidents of harassment online, Agdal filed a suit against Danis and was awarded a restraining order blocking Danis from posting any sexually explicit photos of her online.
Speaking about Agdal’s role in all the pre-fight drama, Paul revealed that she is taking a very mature approach to the situation and both of them understand that her pending legal case against Dillon Danis is unrelated to the fight itself.
“The response that Nina is exhibiting, and the strength of her character, is the reason that I asked her to marry me,” Paul said. “This woman is incredible. I love her so much. She is the person who I want to mother my children, and I admire her. She honestly inspires me, and she’s handling all this great. She handled it in the most mature way possible. She hasn’t said a word about it, and she’s going to hold him accountable where he needs to be held accountable, which is in the justice system, but it’s completely unrelated to our fight.”
Logan Paul Confirms He and Dillon Danis Will Submit Pre-Fight Tests to USADA Within the Next Week or Two
With the TRO preventing Danis from taking digs at Nina Agdal every few minutes, Danis has seemingly turned his attention toward Logan Paul’s alleged unwillingness to participate in a pre-fight drug screening. According to Danis, neither man was expected to test for performance-enhancing substances prior to their contest, a decision he claims was entirely on Paul.
However, Paul claims that he never once objected to doing a pre-fight screen through VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency) or USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency). He also confirmed that in light of Danis’ accusations, the pair will submit pre-fight samples to USADA in the coming weeks.
“I said I would do drug testing from day one so when he was saying that, I was so confused. I called my manager like, where is this coming from? And then recently I saw KSI and Tommy [Fury] did their VADA test so I called my man and was like, ‘Can we do this? Are we doing this?’ And yeah, he confirmed it so I think we’ll be doing drug testing within the next week or two weeks,” Paul said.
“It’s gonna be nice to show a clean test because I’m in this position where people will say anything or do anything to try and discredit anything I do and any opportunity I get a chance to shut them the f*ck up is nice. So when I can show people that my physique is because of my hard work and my genetics and that I have not been using steroids, it’ll be a nice feeling.”
Watch the full interview below: