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Conor McGregor says he was 'impressed' with Dillon Danis performance after Logan Paul defeat
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Conor McGregor says he was 'impressed' with Dillon Danis performance after Logan Paul defeat

Conor McGregor has spoken out in Dillon Danis' favour - despite him being disqualified.

Conor McGregor is well and truly still team Dillon Danis - despite his pal being disqualified.

Danis went up against Logan Paul last night (October 14) as the undercard to KSI And Tommy Fury's boxing matching in Manchester, UK; but their fight ended in chaos.

Danis spend the majority of fight on the defence and Paul landed some decent punches, but in the sixth round the MMA fighter attempted to pull Paul to ground when he was down, in a jujitsu-style takedown.

It's then that the drama really began as both corners erupted into the boxing ring in what ended up as a mass brawl.

Danis was ultimately disqualified for his actions, with Paul being named as the winner.

While many hailed Danis as a 'embarrassment', UFC champion McGregor spoke out in his favor.

The pair have long been friends and trained together ahead of McGregor's rematch against Nate Diaz in 2016.

Conor McGregor and Dillon Danis seen with Cristiano Ronaldo in 2016.
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Speaking after yesterday's fight, McGregor took to X (formerly known as Twitter) and said: "Look, I was impressed. Good shots.

"Need to believe in those shots more and let them go.

"Some of them were alright. Some of them he was throwing were alright, he just needed to let them go a little bit more."

Speaking of Logan's lands on Danis, the Irishman went on: "What’d your man do, anyway? Didn’t even wobble him. Didn’t even hurt him."

But Danis' partially bashed up face said otherwise.

While Paul won, he didn't come out unscathed either and boasted an impressive black eye by the end.

Dillon Danis was disqualified.
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Speaking in a post-fight interview, Paul labelled his opponent as a 'coward'.

“Dillon Danis truly is a coward," he said.

"Just a dirty, dirty human being."

Paul continued: "This camp was so hard. Dealing with a guy like that was not easy. He’s a true demon, a true coward."

Last night marked Danis' first ever boxing match, and his first fight since 2019.

Meanwhile, McGregor hasn't fought since 2021 - but could make a comeback in the coming months.

In August, the 35-year-old MMA star wrote on social media: "December is back on the table! Ready in both stances."

Conor McGregor is expected his make his UFC comeback next year.
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The tweet was in reference to his pending fight against Michael Chandler.

However, UFC president Dana White has since shared that their fight won't take place until 2024.

Speaking on Piers Morgan Uncensored last month, he said of McGregor: "He is back in the gym, he's training.

"And, yeah, I expect to see Conor fighting next year."

Topics: News, Sport, Boxing, UFC, Conor McGregor, Logan Paul