Dillon Danis pulls out of KSI fight on January 14

In news that comes as no surprise, Dillon Danis is officially out of his eagerly anticipated boxing match with KSI.

With just ten days until Misfits & DAZN X Series 004, the promotion has lost its main event. After the controversy surrounding the rehydration clause and the general feeling that things weren’t quite right, KSI’s manager, Mams Taylor, confirmed that Danis will not make his flight to London.

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The businessman claimed: “The real reason is, from what they said to me, is that he’s underprepared. He has no coach. He might be struggling with weight even though there’s no rehydration. Danis has not been able to find a team that’s going to support him to bring him into the fight, and obviously, he’s got some other issues I think.

“It’s regrettable and unfortunate because he didn’t reciprocate the respect that we’ve given him. He’s clearly embarrassed that he’s in this position and – look, who knows what he’s going to come out with and say, but I’m disappointed because I never thought that someone who cares about his reputation as much as he does or what people think of him, I didn’t think that this would be something despite many people saying the opposite, that he’s not going to show up to the fight. They were right.”

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What happens for KSI and Dillon Danis now?

After the Bellator star bounced a cup of coffee off the YouTuber’s face, fans were desperate to see the fight. Alas, a rescheduling of the contest looks unlikely. After an incredible Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu career, Danis crossed over into the world of MMA and initially, his career looked bright.

Thanks to his friendship with Conor McGregor and his big mouth, he instantly made a name for himself. However, he only fought twice and hasn’t entered the cage since 2019. Therefore, this opportunity against KSI served as an opportunity to propel himself back into relevancy.

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But judging by his current level of striking, it could’ve gone horribly wrong. Regardless, despite his tremendous grappling ability, he’s seen as more of a social media star as opposed to a fighter – and it doesn’t look like he’ll be changing that perception anytime soon.

As for KSI, he’ll go toe-to-toe with a replacement opponent, FaZe Temperrr.

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