Conor McGregor’s BJJ Coach Wants Nate Diaz In First UFC Fight

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Remember that 0K fight camp Conor McGregor dropped in preparation for Nate Diaz at UFC 202? Well a key part of that big money purchase, McGregor’s newly hired Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach Dillon Danis, wants to try his hand in the realm of mixed martial arts (MMA) after dominating the BJJ scene.

During the lead-up to the massive showdown between McGregor and Diaz, Danis found himself in a brief encounter with the Gracie jiu-jitsu black belt, prompting him to challenge Diaz to an Octagon bout during an appearance on The MMA Hour (courtesy of Bloody Elbow):

“I don’t know what that means, I’m on his hit list,” Danis said. “But if he wants to do MMA, I’ll fight him in MMA if he wants. He can do a CM Punk with me and bring me into the UFC. He can be my first fight. I’ll fight him in a couple months, whatever he wants to do.”

“Any kind of combat he wants to do, I’m ready to step in there with him. Whatever he wants. No problem. MMA? It doesn’t matter to me. I’ll fight him in MMA tomorrow.”

This past Saturday the BJJ stud raised some eyebrows when he took home double gold at the medium heavyweight and absolute divisions in the 2016 IBJJF No-Gi Pans tournament.

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Coming off the spectacular performance, Danis issued the following message via Instagram to the UFC roster:

While nothing has been set in stone for Danis’ debut in MMA, he is expected to be a part of McGregor’s camp for his upcoming lightweight title bout with Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 this November.