Some fighters, fans and pundits are already questioining whether UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will return to the Octagon after his money-spinning boxing superfight with Floyd Mayweather on August 26th, but his sparring partner Dillon Danis is not among them.
“He can do what he wants,” Danis told TMZ Sports. “He’s the one that they’re all trying to get a fight with, in boxing and in MMA. So he has his options. MMA is his passion so I would think he’d go back to that but he has the option. . . At the end of the day, we’re all competitors. But whatever he wants to do, he has options,”
Furthermore, Danis, a highly skilled grappler who has helped McGregor develop his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game and is now transitioning to MMA himself, also predicted that McGregor will do the unthinkable and hand Mayweather his first loss in the boxing ring in a couple of months time.
“I don’t think he’ll hang with him, I think he knocks [Mayweather] out,” Danis predicted. “100 percent. I believe in him. I think it [will be] a little more dragged out [than the Jose Aldo first-round knockout]. Mayweather’s a little bit better at avoiding the shots so I think maybe under six [rounds].”