In the lead-up to UFC 229, SBG Ireland’s Dillon Danis boldly stated that teammate Conor McGregor could beat Khabib Nurmagomedov in a pure grappling match.Be sure to catch all the upcoming fights, including ‘Velasquez vs Ngannou’ on Saturday, Feb 17, by subscribing to ESPN+…
Just one month later, ‘The Eagle’ submitted ‘The Notorious’ with a neck crank in the fourth round of the UFC 229 main event to retain his lightweight title and cement himself as one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in the world.
On Tuesday, Danis posted a contemplative Tweet regarding expectation and preparation, which elicited a sharp response from Ben Askren.
‘Funky’ suggested that Danis’ inadequate coaching was to blame for McGregor’s loss to Khabib at UFC 229.View image on Twitter
Are you telling us this is what happened to Conor?Dillon Danis✔@dillondanisWe do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level
of our training.6,93112:06 AM – Feb 13, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy1,127 people are talking about this
McGregor was recently fined $50,000 and suspended for six-months following his post-fight brawl with Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) fined Nurmagomedov a whopping $500,000 and suspended the Dagestani for nine months for instigating the brawl.
Askren, who signed with the UFC last October, will make his long-awaited Octagon debut against Robbie Lawler at UFC 235. The pay-per-view extravaganza takes place next month, March 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.