If the super fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. were to actually happen, most are pulling for the latter to win due to the contest being held under boxing rules.
However, among those who is confident that the UFC lightweight champion would come out on top is Jiu-jitsu and recent Bellator MMA signee Dillon Danis, who said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that he believes McGregor would knock the boxing legend out sometime in the first half of the fight.
“I just want to say, everyone is running [McGregor] down, but I think that he knocks [Mayweather] out,” Danis said.
“That’s a hard one, I’ll say before the fifth. I think before the fifth. I think he knocks him out.”
Since Danis is McGregor’s training partner and close friend, having helped him prepare for his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in which he came out on top, fans should look somewhere else if what they want is a completely unbiased opinion.
Danis has also been accused recently by many in the jiu-jitsu community of swagger jacking McGregor, as he is also known for being outspoken and calling people out. Despite being flattered at being compared to McGregor, Danis argued that he has been this way before he met the Irish star and is on his own journey in the mixed martial arts world.
“I’m on my own path and I do it my own way,” he said. “At the end of the day, people are just looking to hate on me for anything, so that’s just how it is. Everybody kind of wants to put me down. They’re trying to find something to use against me. … I don’t really give a s**t about who’s hating on me, or Conor this, Conor that. At the end of the day they just hate me and Conor.”