Just as Dillon Danis signs with Bellator a new story came out about him having trained with Conor McGregor for some time. Danis signed with the promotion on March 13, and it looks like the black belt should prove extremely competitive in this new league. He’s apparently been training with McGregor since before McGregor fought Nate Diaz for the second time last year. They’re also reportedly good friends as well as key training partners.
Danis isn’t the only recent Bellator signing making waves in the BJJ world. The promotion signed a number of other mat technicians, including Tyrel Fortune and Jarod Trice. It looks like Bellator’s managers want to promote a more technical product than other MMA organizations.
Marcelo Garcia pushed Danis hard in his early days, and now many reporters consider the 23-year-old to be the top grappler in his weight class. He was an IBJJF world champion when he was little more than a brown belt.