KSI will take on Conor McGregor training partner Dillon Danis on January 14 in London… with the fight announced just days after a brawl erupted between the pair during a weigh-in
- KSI will make his fourth outing as a professional against MMA fighter Dillon Danis
- The bout will serve as the headline attraction for the fourth Misfits Boxing card
- Set for January 14, event will take place at the Wembley Arena on DAZN PPV
- Pair have traded barbs on social media, and clashed at a weigh-in on Friday
YouTube star turned boxer KSI will return to the squared circle to face undefeated MMA fighter Dillon Danis on January 14.
The bout will serve as the headline attraction of the fourth edition of KSI’s Misfits Boxing series and will air on DAZN pay-per-view from the OVO Arena Wembley.
The announcement comes just days after the pair brawled at a Misfits Boxing weigh-in after a heated exchange of words. Danis was ejected from the event on Friday and became embroiled in another altercation, this time with Jake Paul sparring partner Anthony Taylor.
KSI will face MMA fighter Dillon Danis in the main event of Misfits Boxing 004 in January
Tyron Woodley had been in talks to serve as KSI’s opponent for the event, but the former UFC champion claimed negotiations between their two teams broke down after KSI attempted to force the 40-year-old to agree to a rehydration clause in their contract.
KSI will step into the ring as a professional for the fourth time when he takes on Danis, having notched two victories in the same night back in August.
At the inaugural Misfits Boxing event, the 29-year-old stopped the overmatched rapper Swarmz and then the unheralded pro Luis Alcaraz Pineda in consecutive bouts.
KSI last fought in August when he won two professional bouts in the same evening against Swarmz and Luis Alcaraz Pineda
Danis famously was part of the post-UFC 229 melee, brawling with Khabib Nurmagomedov after the Russian jumped out of the Octagon
Danis meanwhile initially came to prominence due to his role as Conor McGregor’s grappling coach ahead of the Irishman’s rematch with Nate Diaz in 2016.
The 29-year-old was brought in due to his impressive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu pedigree and was famously involved in the brawl following McGregor’s defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018.
Whilst training with McGregor’s team at SBG Ireland, Danis also signed with Bellator MMA and has amassed a record of 2-0 under the promotion’s banner, but hasn’t fought inside the cage since 2019 due to a series of recurrent injuries.
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