Dillon Danis Touches On Facing Mental Health Struggles As A Result Of Multiple Surgeries

Dillon Danis has revealed in an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour that he faced some extremely dark times as a result of the multiple knee surgeries he underwent.

Danis (2-0 in MMA) found initial success in his submission grappling career, before signing with Bellator to begin his MMA career. More recently, Danis inked a deal to step into the boxing ring for his debut match versus Logan Paul, in a fight that many are considering interesting based specifically on the trash talk and grudge between the pair.

During the build up to the fight on October 14th, Danis has been in heavily in the public eye due to the commentary he has been posting on Twitter, mainly focused around his opponent’s fiancé. But on this episode of The MMA Hour, Danis opened up in a slightly more human fashion than the fan base is used to, and detailed the setbacks he has faced in his career, plus the toll that it has taken on his mental wellbeing.

“No, but it got to the point where I didn’t know if I was going to be alive again,”

“There’s a lot of people with a lot more problems than me…you go from training, being so good, and then just sitting there in a cast, can’t move, don’t know if you’re ever going to be the same…twice in the same year…you get into a dark place. You start drinking, you do bad things…and then all you do is just drink all day.”

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The bout between Logan Paul and Dillon Danis will take place on October 14th, live from the AO Arena in Manchester, England. The event, titled The PRIME Card, is being promoted by Misfits Boxing and will air on DAZN.

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