Before He Met Conor, Danis Was More Like Northcutt… Here’s Proof!

Ultimate Fighting Championship’s biggest name in Conor McGregor called upon the help of world-renowned grappler Dillon Danis for his return to the octagon at “UFC 202”. McGregor had been submitted in his previous fight at the hands of Nate Diaz and did not want to walk into the same fate again.

McGregor was able to fight off all submission attempts thrown his way in the octagon at “UFC 202” and kept the fight standing the majority of the time, and Danis had earned himself a spot as McGregor’s grappling partner for the time being.

The recognition that Danis has received since becoming McGregor’s coach not only upped his reputation as a grappler, but he has been training for a transition to the world of mixed martial arts as well. Danis inked a contract with Bellator MMA, and he claims to be the highest paid athlete on their roster.

Before he met the brash McGregor, however, Danis seems to have been a polite grappler who was grateful for every moment he got to mix it up with a top-tier talent such as himself. Check out one of his older Instagram posts where he thanked Joe Lauzon for giving him the time to grapple:

“Fighting in @metamoris was a sick experience. I’m glad I was able show my style and make an exciting fight. I have the upmost of respect for @joelauzon he’s an incredible competitor and person, for people that don’t know he has submitted very high level guys in jiu jitsu competition in addition to his MMA career so this was great match to test my skills! Thanks to my teammates, family and everyone that supports me”

How do you think he will do in the Bellator cage? Share your prediction in the comment section below!