Conor McGregor heeft geweldige jiu-jitsu en grondwerk
"It's unfair," zei hij over de kritiek op de grappling skills van McGregor. "Conor is amazing on the ground. One submission loss doesn’t mean anything."
"If you go to a jiu-jitsu tournament and a guy loses by submission you’re gonna say 'ok that guy sucks'? It's bullshit man. Conor is a great fighter, he’s got great jiu-jitsu. I’m having a blast here. I'm learning from him and he’s learning from me. It's a great combo."
Afgezien van zijn vaardigheden op de mat, had Danis ook leuke dingen te zeggen over McGregor's mentaliteit in de sportschool.
"It's so easy to see why this guy is a champion. If you come here, you can see everything that he kinda got and he achieved, he deserves," he said. "A lot of guys you usually train with, at the end of the class, they're tired. They say get a partner, and the guy usually gets the easier guy in the room, someone that's not going to push them. Conor always goes for the best guy in the room. In jiujitsu, he always calls me out. I love it. He's the guy who always wants to go and be the best."
McGregor, die zelf een bruine band BJJ heeft, zal proberen om zijn verlies van de vorige partij te wreken tegen Diaz bij het UFC 202 evenement.