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Rafael dos Anjos agrees to unsanctioned fight against Dillon Danis, ups ante by $100k

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, who is currently doing work at 170 pounds, has agreed to fight Dillon Danis in an unsanctioned mixed martial arts (MMA) fight at the gym of his opponent’s choosing.

The Brazilian, however, considers himself to be a professional fighter and therefore doesn’t work for free. So if Danis is serious about throwing down with someone other than Khabib Nurmagomedov, it’s going to cost him $100,000 to buy in, matched in kind by the former champ.

Assuming he’s not concussed.

“Why don’t we do like you said to Kevin Lee,” Dos Anjos wrote. “I put 100k you put 100k. I can go to your gym or you come to mine, we jump in the cage with no time, whoever walks out takes the 200k.”

Danis previously challenged UFC lightweight Kevin Lee to a grappling contest worth $100,000. Not surprisingly, the “Motown Phenom” agreed to roll with the man whose only claim to fame is coaching Conor McGregor.

But he’ll only wager that kind of bread if they compete under MMA rules.

We typically sit through “my discipline vs. your discipline” standoffs between UFC fighters and boxers (sample), but this sort of online bravado, which is pretty much guaranteed to go nowhere, does nothing but keep Danis in the spotlight.

At least until he runs Bellator MMA.