Video: Rapper Twista’s bodyguard Daniel James prepares for Bellator 288 with help from D.U.S.T. Commander Dale Brown


Daniel James has tapped into many different resources it seems ahead of his Bellator 288 fight with Tyrell Fortune.

James and Fortune will compete in a heavyweight main card bout on Friday’s Bellator event at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

In a promo video that MMA Fighting received, James, who also serves as a bodyguard, talks with Twista, a rapper, about the matchup. After a quick conversation, the wordsmith made a call to Dale Brown (the viral Detroit Urban Survival Training Command Commander), who arrived to assist him.

Check out a clip from the video below.


Bellator fighter Daniel James meets Commander Dale Brown of DUST (via @Bellator MMA) #twista #dalebrown #mma #funny #urbansurvival

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Additionally, a person with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Commander Brown is expected to corner James in Friday’s bout with Fortune. Brown recently cornered UFC middleweight Joaquin Buckley, who earned a decision win over Abdul Razak Alhassan at UFC Vegas 48 in February.

James will make his 21st pro appearance and enters the bout with three straight stoppage victories under the ACA banner.