Dillon Danis will not fight in KSI next week. KSI Manager claims Danis is ‘underprepared and struggling with weight’


Dillon Danis won’t be returning to action in January after all.

His upcoming opponent KSI announced via his management that Danis has pulled out of their upcoming boxing bout that was scheduled for Jan. 14 at Wembley Arena in London. KSI’s manager Mams Taylor has put the onus on Danis, claiming that Danis’s team told him that the Bellator fighter is facing a number of issues that forced his withdrawal.

” According to Taylor, the real reason was that he isn’t prepared. “He has no coach. He may be having difficulty with his weight, even though he has no water. He 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 very sad 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 correct .”

MMA Fighting reached out to a public relations official for Misfits Boxing, who confirmed that the bout is off and that a new opponent is expected to be announced Wednesday. Twitter was also used by KSI (a YouTube celebrity-turned-boxer) to briefly address the issue.

According to Taylor, he and Danis were in dispute over supposed rehydration clauses in the bout agreement, and eventually communications broke down with Danis no longer replying to his messages. Taylor says they removed the rehydration clause in order to keep Danis from the fight. However, the parties could not agree.

Taylor said that signs indicated that Danis wouldn’t show up to fight at night.

“At the end of the day as a fighter, you’re contracted to fight, you have a responsibility to the promotion, to Misfits, to DAZN, to KSI, his opponent, to all of us who have been preparing, KSI’s been training really hard.

“[Danis] didn’t show up to the press conference. That was a red flag. We were hesitant to assume that he doesn’t fight and that he wants to use social media. .”

We had prepared ourselves for such a situation.

Danis has not fought since June 2019 at Bellator 222, where he defeated Max Humphrey via first-round submission to improve to 2-0 as an MMA fighter.

Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2023/1/4/23538825/dillon-danis-out-of-ksi-fight-on-jan-14-manager-claims-danis-underprepared-struggling-with-weight?rand=96749