Cris Cyborg is undoubtedly one of the most popular and distinguished fights in the entire MMA world. She is Bellator Women’s Featherweight Champion, having held the title since January of 2020. Not only is Cyborg one of the most celebrated female mixed martial artists in her field but she is one of the most successful as she hasn’t lost a fight in several years. That loss came against Amanda Nunes at UFC 232 on December 29th, 2018.
Cris Cyborg took to Twitter and sent an encouraging message to Dillon Danis.
I just pray you are mentally healthy. I know online stress can consume a person. Know the character act doesn’t have to be your character as a human. I hope you’re in a healthy place and know that you have fans, friends, family who love you.
❤️🙏🏽 I just pray you are mentally healthy. I know online stress can consume a person. Know the character act doesn’t have to be your character as a human. I hope you’re in a healthy place and know that you have fans, friends, family who love you.
— CrisCyborg.Com (@criscyborg) January 5, 2023
Dillon Danis won’t be returning to action in January after all.
His upcoming opponent KSI announced via his management that Danis has pulled out of their upcoming boxing bout that was scheduled for Jan. 14 at Wembley Arena in London. KSI’s manager Mams Taylor has put the onus on Danis, claiming that Danis’s team told him that the Bellator fighter is facing a number of issues that forced his withdrawal.
“The real reason is, from what they said to me, is that he’s underprepared,” Taylor said. “He has no coach. He might be struggling with weight even though there’s no rehydration. He has not been able to find a team that’s going to support him to bring him into the fight and obviously he’s got some other issues I think.
“It’s very sad and unfortunate because he didn’t reciprocate the respect that we’ve given him. He’s clearly embarrassed that he’s in this position and – look, who knows what he’s going to come out with and say, but I’m disappointed because I never thought that someone who cares about his reputation as much as he does or what people think of him, I didn’t think that this would be something despite many people saying the opposite, that he’s not going to show up to the fight. They were right.”