Dillon Danis Says Conor Could Beat Khabib Nurmagomedov In A Grappling Match
Dillon Danis Made A Boldest Claim About Conor Mcgregor’s Fight Against Khabib Nurmagomedov
Dillon Danis is currently 1-0 in his MMA career, but the outspoken friend of Conor McGregor is already making waves outside the Bellator MMA cage. In his MMA debut, Danis made quick work of his opponent Kyle Walker and scored a submission win in 90 seconds.
Former two division champion Conor McGregor’s impending fight against lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has a potential to be the biggest in the UFC history. McGregor will make his comeback at UFC 229 on October 6 when he challenges Dagestani for the title he formerly held.
This match will be a stylistically intriguing fight as Khabib arguably the best grappler the sport has ever seen while Mcgregor is the classic striker, has a mighty left hand, debilitating kicks and dangerous knees and elbows. If either of those weapons used properly, it would likely be a shutout win for whoever executed their strengths better.
Mcgregor’s friend Dillon is a phenomenal grappler joined ESPN’s Ariel Helwani on the recent edition of Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show and gave his take on Irishman’s upcoming showdown with Khabib. (Via MMAMania)
”Conor could beat Khabib in a grappling match,” Danis told Ariel Helwani on Helwani’s MMA Show. “I think if you put them in a grappling match like ADCC, I think people would be surprised. Conor is a special athlete. The way he moves his body. He has the ability to move in certain ways and make passes and stuff. He’s a really good athlete.”
Dillon is confronting the doubters that Mcgregor even passed the hardest test he had against Chad Mendes back in 2015. McGregor took all that elite wrestler Mendes could dish out and scored the second round TKO win over Mendes.
”Chad Mendes is a better wrestler than Khabib,” he said. “What credentials does Khabib have in wrestling? Maybe in sambo. Chad Mendes was second in NCAA.”
Danis also predicted that Mcgregor’s footwork would be too much for Nurmagomedov.
“Michael Johnson caught Khabib,” Danis said simply. “Michael Johnson is not at the level that Conor is.”
About his fighting future, Danis is also hoping to add another win in his resume when he fights in the upcoming Bellator MMA event in New York, which will be one week after Mcgregor’s fight at UFC 229.
“That’s what we’re aiming for,” he said. “We’ve talked about dates, we just haven’t talked about names. I haven’t decided yet.”
Do you think Conor Mcgregor can beat Khabib Nurmagomedov if the fight goes to ground?