Jake Shields will square off with Dillon Danis at Submission Underground 4 later this year.
But the rivalry between the two started long ago.
“I think Dillon’s just mad that I doused him with coffee, cause I threw the cup lightly cause Dillon’s really close to me and I got my target. So he’s little butthurt about that,” said Shields, during a recent appearance on Submission Radio. “Oh I got my target. I would have thrown it harder if I was trying not to get him, but Dillon was right there, so that’s who I was aiming for. I got him and a couple of Conor’s guys. Their shirts had coffee all over them. So I’ll see if I can find some pictures of him getting hit since he’s talking shit. He had coffee all over him. It was pretty funny. So yeah, I think he’s just mad that I got him good with the coffee.”
Danis recently signed a contract with Bellator MMA but has yet to made his debut for the promotion. Shields, meanwhile, remains with the World Series of Fighting, which recently re-branded.
While there is a legit feud between Shields and Danis, the former Strikeforce champion isn’t going in with full-on hatred towards his opponent.
“He’s kind of a little Conor boy. Having the rivalry with Conor and then now I’m training with Renzo’s (Gracie) and now they have a little rivalry, so of course there’s a little bit of bad blood between the two of us,” he said. “But overall, I don’t think he’s that bad of a guy. I think he is a little cocky, but he’s also out there selling himself and he’s talented, he’s young. So he’s not someone I seriously hate, but I do want to go out there and kick his ass.”