Dillon Danis is interested in expanding his experience and preparation. In addition to training with UFC’s star Conor McGregor he’s also consulting Conor’s famed movement coach Ido Portal.
Portal was famously credited with much of McGregor’s success and even more so after – as soon as McGregor stumbled many blamed Portal for his downfall.
As for Danis, he’s not sure this type of training will change his jiu-jitsu:
“Every single day since I was 15, I’ve trained Gi, NoGi. So week of me doing sparring while training jiu-jitsu shouldn’t change anything.”
Danis also told flograppling:
“If I were to do MMA I would want to finish out my jiu-jitsu career. I would probably just stick to MMA because I would want to be the best. ”
Portal also shared this with a funny caption:
Float like a cloud of smoke, sting like gonorrhoea.
A photo posted by Ido Portal (@portal.ido) on
Danis will have a tough competition ahead of him July 9th – He stands to face multiple time Copa Podio Champion Leandro Lo along with Meregali, Victor Estima and Max Gimenis in the group stage alone.
Conor has since moved to training with one of the original Dirty Dozen – Chris Haueter. Watch Conor visit an LA gym Haueter’s at here.
Copa Podio will be airing live on FloGrappling, July 9th.