- Dillon Danis, 30, is set to fight YouTuber Logan Paul on October 14
- Danis, an ex MMA fighter, has turned heads in recent days after using Paul’s fiancée Nina Agdal to stir up controversy, sharing illicit footage of the model
- Many online have said Danis has taken the situation too far and have urged him to stop, especially with the personal attacks on Agdal
Dillon Danis’ name has become recognizable overnight ahead of his fight with YouTuber Logan Paul after Danis launched a series of personal attacks online.
On Monday, Danis turned heads by sharing an X-rated video of Paul’s model fiancée Nina Agdal discussing her sexual cravings online.
The American ex-MMA fighter is best known for training alongside UFC icon Conor McGregor but has a history in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other martial arts.
The cocky competitor has more than two million followers on Instagram and a 100 percent win record in the U.S. Welterweight MMA division.
Aside from sharing personal attacks on Paul and Agdal, Danis has used his social media to share love for disgraced podcaster Andrew Tate.
Danis and Paul are set to fight at AO Arena in Manchester, U.K. on October 14.
According to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Heroes, Danis decided to start training in the mixed martial arts at 15 after getting into a street fight in his home state of New Jersey.
Realizing his potential as a professional fighter, Danis joined an MMA academy and began training under the direction of Jamie Cruz.
At the time, the fighter admitted that he was not strong and said that when he joined, he was unable to do one single push-up.
To maximize his potential, Danis trained as a wrestler at Parsippany Hills with coach Jason Lodato on top of his mixed martial arts classes.
After graduation from his MMA academy he moved to New York to become a professional fighter and to train full time at Marcelo Garcia’s academy.
He went on to win numerous tournaments in the arts throughout 2014 and 2015 and eventually earned his black belt in 2015.
Danis’ wins caught the eyes of those in the professional fighting world and he was called up in 2016 to train alongside UFC fighter Conor McGregor.
From 2015 to 2018, he competed in 34 MMA fights, racking up a 18-16 record.
In that time, he developed a reputation on social media as a bad boy which led to Garcia severing ties with him in 2017, saying he didn’t want Danis to be a representative of his academy.
In 2018, Danis made his debut in UFC’s Welterweight division at the Bellator 198. In that match, he faced off against Kyle Walker and claimed victory.
In October 2018, Danis was involved in a skirmish at UFC 229 where he threw his mouthpiece and fought with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Danis was fined $7,500 and suspended for seven months following the incident.
His next fight came at the Bellator 222 in June 2019 against Max Humphrey, which he also won.
The UFC bad boy was also arrested in September 2021 after getting into an altercation with a bouncer outside a nightclub in New Jersey.
Several months later, he was involved in another altercation at UFC 268 where he was removed from the building after a fight with an MMA manager.
Since then, Danis has laid low for the most part until February 2023 when he was accused of taking cash to promote cryptocurrency and NFT scams.
Over the years, Danis has remained active on social media and has recently used his pages to share taunts ahead of his fight with Logan Paul.
Danis has shared photoshopped pictures of himself with Agdal and X-Rated pictures of videos of the Danish model ahead with his millions of followers.
Agdal has remained silent online amid Danis’ litany of posts and attacks.
Paul has kept things mostly above board during his own promotion of the now highly-anticipated fight.