Less than 24 hours after a profane call from Conor McGregor, YouTube personality Jake Paul dragged the former UFC champion’s two-division teammate and coach Dillon Danis into the feud with a drive-by water balloon attack.
In a video posted to his Twitter account, Paul is seen in the back of a truck driving towards a group of people filming in the street. He then starts throwing water balloons and a man who appears to be Danis runs towards him, dodging other thrown items as he nears the distance. Before Danis can catch up with her, the truck rushes away while Paul yells obscenities at the Bellator hunter.
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“Hey look, it’s Conor McGregor’s b * tch over there,” exclaims Paul, calling out the former UFC champion after his second professional boxing fight, a viral knockout of Nate Robinson in the co-headlining Tyson vs. Jones Jr. Last month. “P * ssy. F * ck you, b * tch! You’re damn!”
Danis representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The jiu-jitsu specialist last fought at Bellator 222 in June 2019, where he took his second pro MMA win with a first round armbar.
Danis has a history of colliding with McGregor’s enemies – and being the target of them. Prior to McGregor’s blockbuster hit with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, he attacked the UFC Lightweight Champion in interviews. After Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor by submission, he famously leaped over the octagon and attacked Danis, triggering a brawl that led to suspensions for the champion, McGregor, Danis and their teammates.
A showdown between Artem Lobov and Nurmagomedov that ended in the champion hitting McGregor’s old teammate led to McGregor’s infamous bus attack prior to UFC 223 injuring several people and arresting McGregor.
It’s unclear whether Paul’s latest provocation will lead to another physical escalation. The Irish star is currently training for his rematch with UFC 257 and has not yet commented on the YouTube star’s outbursts.
Paul has already caught the attention of McGregor’s rival, Nate Diaz, who said in a brief Twitter attack, “You have to get your ass beaten for free”.