Garry Tonon has been interviewing left and right in regards to his latest MMA bout. While on the subject Tonon also discussed Danis:
“I don’t know if I would have said I would have seen it coming,” Tonon said of whether one could have predicted Danis’ shift in personality. “I didn’t know him well enough to really say that for sure. But I will say my only comment to it, it’s not the way that I obviously decided to go in terms of how I conduct myself. It’s hard to argue that it’s not successful for him. He’s been doing very well. And you could argue that maybe it’s because he’s with Conor (McGregor) and this, that, and the other thing, but at the end of the day, huge social media following, very controversial figure, people talk about him, so the strategy’s not working all that bad. He’s doing well for himself, I would argue very well for himself compared to most other grapplers that are involved in mixed martial arts.
“However, I would say that from the standpoint if I was, like, the dude’s best friend. It would be hard — I’m not gonna name names, whoever his best friend is — I would have trouble being asked questions about him, like you’re asking me right now. Like, ‘What’s the deal with Dillon?’ I’d be like, (cringes).”
our paths will cross in mma one day i can’t wait… https://t.co/9XSo9SBEi3
— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) March 31, 2019
“We’re two completely separate organizations right now, two different weight classes,” Tonon said. “We’ve been relatively close [geographically], so we’ll definitely see each other at certain occasions. He was at Kasai, I was at Kasai, although to be fair I was sleeping in the back for most of Kasai because I’m so jetlagged right now from traveling. But I really don’t have much of a problem [with him].
“We live in proximity, we train in proximity to one another, but other than that I don’t really harbor any negative emotions. I’m just focused on fighting. At the end of the day, I’ve had four fights in a little over year. I’m gonna have five fights in a little over a year, I’ve just signed another fight contract that’s going to be happening relatively soon. Can’t say when or who, etc., I hate to tease, but that’s just how it is. Until they make the first post, I can’t say anything.”