Conor McGregor has mentioned he’ll prepare his former teammate Dillon Danis for the American’s struggle with Logan Paul.
Danis, who’s predominantly a jiu-jitsu practitioner, is about to field YouTube star Paul in October – on the undercard of KSI vs Tommy Fury.
And former UFC champion McGregor has mentioned he goals to mix Danis’s coaching along with his personal preparations for an in-ring return. Speaking at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday, after Anthony Joshua beat Robert Helenius, McGregor mentioned he intends to struggle Michael Chandler in December, then Justin Gaethje and outdated rival Nate Diaz subsequent 12 months.
“Dillon will win for sure,” McGregor advised Matchroom. “[Paul is] already backtracking right now, they awoke an animal.
“I’ve known Dillon for years, I’ve trained with him many times. I’ve helped him, I’m guiding him. I’m gonna train him for this, and I guarantee a win.
“I hope [Paul] shows up! He tried to put a bill on us if we don’t show up; we’re gonna come at him with a bill if he don’t show up.
“I’m getting into camp myself now, after this. [I’ve] got a team organised, and I’m gonna bring Dillon on board and just monitor him. I’ve been training with him when I was in New York – I was in New York for about a month or so. He’s in a great space mentally, he’s built himself up; he was in a bad spot, he’s picked himself up, now he’s in a great spot. It’s great to see.
“I back him all the way, I train with him, and I know he’s got this.”
On Saturday, the Irishman additionally referred to as out YouTube star KSI for a bare-knuckle boxing match.
McGregor, 35, final fought in July 2021, struggling a damaged leg in his second straight loss to Dustin Poirier.