Danis has been making lots of call outs since heading to professional MMA and Gracie isn’t a fan of those call outs.
“He’s calling out guys that he knows the fight will not happen,” Gracie said on The MMA Hour. “The other day he called out Rafael dos Anjos. He called [Michael] Bisping, something like that. What the hell, man? You know this fight isn’t gonna happen. Are you gonna call out Mike Tyson? You’re gonna go tweet it and call him out? It’s crazy. It’s strange because I call him out, he knows this fight can happen and I hear nothing from him. That’s a little strange.”
Gracie has called out Danis in the past, but the MMA newbie has yet to accept the challenges from the Brazilian standout.
“This is horrible,” Gracie said. “There is kids watching us. I feel like MMA right now is going the wrong way. It’s not nice. Like McGregor, he has two sides. He has one side that I like and the other side that he’s been doing right now. The side that I like is the guy that came out of nowhere and he did all the hard work and he made it. The other side is this guy there breaking buses and talking crap. Man, there are so many kids watching us. You’ve gotta be a role model. If you want to be like someone, be like Demian Maia, be like Frankie Edgar. Those guys, they have their families and they’re supporting their families and they’re great role models. I hate to see MMA going this way and I feel this is something that we can blame fans also. Because they want to see that — and that’s sad.”
Neither Gracie or Danis are booked for a fight at the moment, so it is conceivable that their next fights be against each other.