Ben Askren isn’t done with Dillon Danis quite yet. The former ONE and Bellator welterweight champion took to Twitter to take a shot at the jiu-jitsu ace’s camp. Danis, a Bellator MMA fighter, posted a photo of himself training in the gym. He captioned the photo with:
“We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training.”
We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level
of our training. pic.twitter.com/LX6OTjGa1z
— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) February 12, 2019
“Are you telling us this is what happened to Conor?”
Are you telling us this is what happened to Conor? https://t.co/uWqEaAuG69
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) February 12, 2019
McGregor’s last Octagon appearance resulted in a fourth-round submission defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Irishman failed to recapture the lightweight championship he was stripped of after over a year of inactivity. Now, McGregor is serving a six-month suspension for his involvement in the post-fight brawl that happened, involving both himself and Danis, against Team Khabib.
Askren is gearing up to fight in his first contest under a UFC banner. He’ll take on former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler. The pair will meet on the main card of the UFC 225 pay-per-view (PPV) from the T-Mobiel Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 2, 2019. If victorious, the 170-pound division will have another top name vying for a title shot. However, things could get awkward if Askren finds himself in the title picture.
What do you think about Askren’s shot at McGregor and Danis’ gym?