Dillon Danis is one of the best jiu-jitsu competitors in the world right now and he recently signed a deal with Bellator MMA.
Despite the fact that he has yet to compete in an MMA fight of any kind, the jiu-jitsu expert says he’s the highest paid fighter in the promotion.
“We talked to the UFC, for them it’s just hard to sign anyone who doesn’t have any fights,” Danis said on The MMA Hour. “We were negotiating but Bellator came with money from the beginning. In the future, we’ll see what happens, but it was right this time with Bellator, the money was right, everything was right and they needed a star, you know? I’m the highest-paid guy in Bellator now, so that’s all I can say.”
A debut date and opponent for Danis in Bellator MMA has yet to be set.
The jiu-jitsu wizard also says he’s the most popular fighter on the entire Bellator MMA roster.
“I have a bigger following and a bigger name than anyone on the roster,” Danis said. “So at the end of the day I wasn’t surprised. It was the right move for them. You can put any of those bums against me, and they’ll get a rating.”
Even though he has signed with Bellator MMA, the fighter will also be competing in BJJ tournaments as well as MMA fights.