Dillon Danis quizzed Tommy Fury about boxing rules just minutes before he took to the stage for press conference with Logan Paul and threw a microphone at his rival’s head, leaving a nasty cut
- MMA star Dillon Danis was filmed asking Tommy Fury about the rules of boxing
- It comes just days before he is scheduled to fight Logan Paul in Manchester
- Danis will be making his boxing debut against Paul at the AO Arena
Dillon Danis is scheduled to go head-to-head with Logan Paul this weekend in Manchester, but the MMA star has fans worried after he asked Tommy Fury what the rules of boxing were.
The Bellator fighter will be making his boxing debut against Paul this weekend – which is set to be headlined by KSI and Tommy Fury.
Paul, meanwhile, has some experience in the ring, fighting business partner KSI and, more recently, Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition bout.
The build-up to the fight has been shrouded in controversy with Danis executing a staggering campaign of personal attacks on Paul, while he then struck him in the face with a microphone at their final press conference.
Ahead of their final press conference on Thursday, Danis was filmed with Fury backstage for advice on his style.
Dillon Danis was filmed asking Tommy Fury for the rules on boxing ahead of Thursday’s press conference
Fury told the Bellator star that he can do whatever he wants as long as it’s above the groin
‘I have a stance like this, sometimes I do this, is that legal?’ Danis said.
‘Yeah, Tyson does it all the time,’ Fury replied.
‘I throw it like this, you can keep your elbow up right? You just can’t keep it like this,’ Danis added before Fury reassured the MMA fighter that his style is legal.
‘You can do whatever you want, as long as it’s here [the groin] and up,’ Fury replied.
Despite Danis’ questions leading up to the fight, it may not even go ahead after the MMA star launched a series of posts on social media insisting Paul had breached regulations over their bout.
Replying to some earlier trash talk from Paul, Danis had said: ‘Fights off you missed weight.’
Paul then replied with a video of him on the scales coming in at 194.3lbs which caught the ire of his opponent who said: ‘He claims he made weight, but it doesn’t count. The rules are the rules.
‘If he wants to be viewed as a genuine boxer, he needs to follow the 11 o’clock deadline. Look at the time he posted. It’s not fair; I had to follow the rules, and he isn’t an exception.’
Danis launched into a tirade of posts on social media outlining what Paul had done wrong
However, Paul proved he had been on the scales, with the WWE star coming in at 194.3lbs
He continued in another post: ‘The commission’s rules state that weigh-ins are between 10 and 11. If you miss the 11 o’clock deadline, you’ve missed weight. I weighed in at 10:15, but Logan still hasn’t.
‘The commission said that if he doesn’t arrive by the 11am deadline, the fight is off. He missed the weight, but then called misfits and changed the rules to give himself an extra hour.
‘We should be on an even playing field, he shouldn’t get special treatment. He’s already got more juice than Tropicana. He missed the weight, plain and simple. They’re trying to handicap me as much as possible.’
Danis then went on to add: ‘This isn’t complaining. What is fair is fair. No drug tests, breaking the weigh-in rules – I ain’t nobody’s b****. I run the show. F***Logan Paul.
The pair engaged in a verbal row before Danis connected cleanly on Paul’s forehead with a microphone
‘This fake commission is paid for by KSI and Misfits. They do whatever they say to get paid. This whole thing is a bunch of bulls***.’
Danis’ outburst towards Paul on Thursday sparked fears Paul may be forced to withdraw from the bout.
The pair engaged in a verbal row before Danis connected cleanly on Paul’s forehead with the microphone.
However, KSI confirmed to Mail Sport that Paul was ‘fine’ and able to fight on the weekend.
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