Sage Northcutt has been called out yet again, and once again, a rising commodity in combat sports has expressed an interest in fighting “Super”.
Back in September, Mickey Gall relayed he wanted to fight Northcutt next, after he quickly took out CM Punk at UFC 203. Northcutt agreed to the challenge, but was submitted by the welterweight prospect earlier this month.
Well, now Dillon Danis, who has yet to compete in a pro MMA bout, has relayed he thinks Northcutt would be an “easy fight”. The jiu-jitsu black belt, and coach for Conor McGregor, recently appeared on “The MMA Hour”. During the interview Danis reported that he wants to transition into MMA, and that he’s been offered a bout by Cage Fury Fighting Championship.
While discussing the UFC, however, and Mr. Northcutt, Danis said this (quote via MMA Fighting.com):
“That would be an easy fight,” Danis said, while referring to Northcutt. “Just to get in there. That would be a good, easy one to just get out of the way. Beat someone that has a decent name.”
“I honestly think I can go my first fight in the UFC, and I think I would dominate,” Danis added. “I say that 100 percent being fact. I’m not a stupid person and I know what I’m capable of. I know who I’ve trained with, and I know what I’ve seen.”
Clearly, just like McGregor, Danis isn’t short on confidence. Will the UFC, however, bring the Marcelo Garcia black belt in? Without any pro-bouts? It’s unlikely, but you never know.