McGregor’s team-mate Dillon Danis has called for an “easy money” fight against YouTube star Paul, who plans to return to the ring in August with no opponent yet announced for his next feat
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Conor McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis has called for an “easy money” fight Jake-Paul The YouTube star plans to return in August.
Paul is preparing for his sixth pro fight not having fought since his brutal stop win over Tyron Woodley last December. Paul and Danis have called each other beforehand after Paul’s water drive-by attack, their rivalry escalated.
Responding to Paul’s tweet regarding the potential opponent for an August fight, Danis wrote: “Easy money”. Danis was due to fight Paul in late 2020 but the deal fell through when Danis later claimed he had an injury.
The UFC superstar’s teammate Conor McGregor was sidelined from MMA after complications from knee surgery left him with no choice but to take time out from competing. Danis made several attempts to hit Paul in the ring but was ultimately unable to secure a hit as he had been struggling with injuries since defeating Max Humphrey for Bellator.
Bellator President Scott Coker has previously suggested Danis could finally make his comeback in a third fight with the promotion this year. Paul has also been in talks about a possible MMA debut with Bellator seen as a potential target for the YouTube star should he decide to step into the cage.
Danis had previously vowed to retire if he was KO’d by Paul in a possible fight, although the 5-0 fighter has now declined a meeting between the two. However, Danis close friend Peter Queally has claimed the fight was close before Danis’ injury woes ruled him out.
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“He’s open to boxing when the right fight comes along,” Queally said. “If the right kind of marquee boxing match came along, like that Jake Paul fight that was a possibility for a while. Maybe it’s not now because Jake has won a lot of big fights since then and maybe he’s looking for something different.
“But that was a real possibility for a while, that was more or less done by him and Dillon so I could see a fight like that. “I hope he will fight next year, he just had surgery, I think in July and so was his second. He had to go back and do a second one and he’s recovering from that, it’s quite a tough operation. He needs to recover from that and then I could see him fight next year – I would bet on MMA.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/boxing/conor-mcgregor-danis-jake-paul-26770921 Conor McGregor's teammate calls for 'easy money' fight against Jake Paul