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Scott Coker welcomes Dillon Danis back to Bellator, asks him, ‘Do you want to really fight?’

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Scott Cocker put the ball firmly into the court of Dillon Danis.

Danis recently withdrew from a high-profile boxing match with social media star KSI scheduled to take place this Saturday at Wembley Arena in London, putting his fighting future in doubt. But Cocker, who has previously said he’s not stopping Denis from boxing, is open to Denis resuming his career with Bellator if that’s what the controversial figure in the martial arts world wants.

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“We asked him to fight in London for an upcoming show and I think [his team] accepted [a fight with KSI]and they made a deal and we basically said, “Okay,” Cocker said on Hour of MMA. “So when this thing fell apart, I was really surprised.

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“He turned to me and said, ‘Hey, I want to fight.’ So we will try to include him in the rotation, but that was a long time ago. It’s been a long time since he’s fought so I hope he’s been training and I hope he’s been doing his job but in the end it’s really going to depend on him and how much he wants to fight and whether he really wants to compete at that level. It will be something that only he can answer.”

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When Denis made his Bellator debut in 2018, he did so with a lot of hype due to his association with Conor McGregor, his competitive jiu-jitsu background, and brash personality that echoed McGregor’s. He won his first two fights in professional MMA by first-round submission but has not fought since June 2019.

According to Cocker, Denis is still officially with Bellator and his return simply depends on whether he is serious about fighting again.

“We have a contract with this guy and we’re going to honor it,” Cocker said. “But like I said, it’s going to be ‘Do you really want to fight?’ That’s the question, to be honest. That is the question.

“If you want to fight, come back here, not that you start from scratch, but you will have a tough competition. Test yourself and then we’ll see what happens.”

Asked directly if he expects Denis to fight for Bellator again, Cocker left the answer open.

“To be confirmed,” Cocker said. “To be certain.”



Source: www.mmafighting.com

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