As per Paradigm Sports Management, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ace Dillon Danis signed with Bellator. In the war of large organizations battling for free agents, Bellator just scored. Despite being one of the best BJJ practitioners in the world and a black belt under Marcelo Garcia, Danis is a Conor McGregor protege. That alone raises his marketability and stock in mixed martial arts.
— Paradigm Sports Management (@ParadigmSM) March 13, 2017
While being friends with Conor McGregor never hurts with helping your status, Danis wants to create his own path in MMA. Garnishing his own brand of brashness, last month he even called out Jon Jones.
While we know Danis’ BJJ is wicked, the jury is still out on his striking. He hasn’t competed in MMA yet, so no one knows. Hopefully, we see Dillon step into the Bellator cage before the year’s end and get all of our questions answered.