BJJ standout Gordon Ryan has been getting strange messages from Bellator fighter and grappler Dillon Danis.
Gordon Ryan is rolling in his career, quite literally. The BJJ star has not been beaten in No-Gi competition since 2018 and is fresh off his most recent win at UFC Fight Pass Invitational 3 this week. In the post-fight interview, Gordon was asked about a former opponent of his Dillon Danis. Gordon shared some insight into his relationship with Danis and claimed he still gets messages out of the blue.
“He’s a master at staying relevant without actually doing anything, it’s incredible,” Ryan said h/t MMA Mania. “I’ve offered him like 10-to-1 odds, I’ve offered him to compete against Luke for 2-to-1 odds, I’ve offered him every kind of match and he’ll post the 2017 ADCC match every now and then and be like, ‘See, I beat the best guy in the world.’ Hopefully, he’s getting paid. He actually randomly messages me on Instagram all the time at like 2 am, he’s gotta be drunk or whatever. He sent a clip the other day of Chael Sonnen [saying] ‘Dillon Danis is the real deal, he went toe-to-toe with Gordon in 2017 and Gordon won the world championships’ — like out of nowhere, completely unsolicited.”
Gordon Ryan offers Dillon Danis a job washing his cars
Danis has been under contract with Bellator MMA since 2018 but has only fought twice in the promotion. His last bout was in 2019 and he has not competed anywhere else since. He is now rumored to be participating in a boxing match against YouTube personality KSI next month but recently was a no-show at a press conference to promote that fight. Danis is constantly on social media calling for fights with Jake Paul and others but has yet to actually fight anyone.
“I’m like, ‘Great Dillon, I hope you’re getting paid for this.’ He’s like, ‘I run the game kid, don’t forget this.’ I’m like okay, if it doesn’t work out and you don’t make that much money, I have tons of cars you can clean those for me,” Gordon said. “I have like five cars to clean and if you want to clean those I’ll give you thirty bucks a week or something for those. And he never responded. Hopefully, he’s making a lot of money. Hopefully, he doesn’t end up homeless. He manages to stay relevant but it’s hard to stay relevant when you don’t compete.”
Danis and Gordon competed in a match at the 2017 ADCC event with Gordon winning by referee decision. Since then, Ryan has gone on to become one of the best No-Gi BJJ practitioners in the world.