Bisping Calls Danis A “Poor Man’s Conor McGregor”
Following a similar promotional style to that of his SBG teammate, Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis has staked his claim as the “Golden boy” of Bellator MMA.
After only one fight inside the Bellator cage, a submission victory at Bellator 198, Danis told Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting, that’s he’s the guy.
“I feel like they’ve finally got their golden boy,” Danis said on a recent edition of The MMA Hour, per MMA Fighting’s Marc Raimondi.
“I 100 percent feel like that and I’m willing to do it. I feel like I can do something here. I feel like I have all the recipe to be different. I’ve been saying that. It’s all the things I’ve said. I really feel like no one has seen the way — my fighting style is so different. … I just feel like I’m different in every aspect and I feel like Bellator recognizes that. They feel like they finally have their golden boy.”
Michael Bisping on his Believe You Me podcast, is of a different opinion of the New York Native. “Not only is he Conor McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coach, he’s seeming to try to morph and copy McGregor’s antics.”
“Dillon Danis is like the poor, second-hand, overwashed, hand-me-down version because his clothes are f****** terrible. But, he’s trying to be Conor so hard, it’s laughable. He even said, ‘After this weekend, I will own Bellator.’ That sounds vaguely like a line where Conor said, ‘I will own boxing.’”
While the jury is still out on Danis’ star power, Bisping believes Danis’ antics are working in his favor.
“He probably knows that this kind of behavior, as it did with me, encourages more people to want to see you get knocked out than win. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter. The bulls*** that he’s doing, the s*** that he’s spewing is working.”