Dillon Danis reveals staggering amount he gets paid for sponsored Instagram posts ahead of influencer boxing showdown with Logan Paul

  • Dillon Danis returns to action on October 14 against YouTube star Logan Paul
  • The MMA star hasn’t fought since 2019 and now earns his money on social media
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Smack-talking prize fighter Dillon Danis has revealed where he gets his money from despite a long stretch of inactivity in the fight game.

The Bellator MMA star hasn’t competed in a professional bout since June 2019 but certainly appears to be living life to its fullest, judging from his social media channels.

Danis, who has made his name by trolling fellow combat sportsmen and celebrities online, claims he charges £12,350 ($15,000) per sponsored Instagram story and is living almost entirely off his social media stardom.

‘I’m rich now buddy,’ Danis told Ariel Helwani during a recent appearance on the MMA Hour. 

‘I don’t understand why no one understands how I make money when my Instagram account is so popular. I get paid $15k a story, like more than that for a story and tweet.’

Dillon Danis earns five-figures for every sponsored Instagram post he puts up on his page

Danis is set to square off with Logan Paul in a six-round bridgerweight clash on October 14

Danis is set to square off with Logan Paul in a six-round bridgerweight clash on October 14

Danis got his start in combat sports as a brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner and won the prestigious Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship in 2016 – which caught the eye of MMA chiefs around the globe.

In 2018, he signed for industry titans Bellator MMA and made his debut in April of that year, winning via toe hold submission against Kyle Walker. 

He followed this up with another submission victory over Max Humphrey 14 months later before he was subsequently sidelined by a nagging knee injury.

Danis watched several big paydays pass him by over the next couple of years including an influencer boxing bout with KSI in January which was cancelled after the American pulled out due to being “ill-prepared” for the contest.

It seemed as though Danis would never make his long-awaited comeback, however, he is now booked in to face Logan Paul on October 14 on the KSI vs Tommy Fury undercard in Manchester.

In the lead up to the fight, Danis has shared a string of unsavory posts about Paul’s fiancée Nina Agdal resulting in the model filing for a restraining order.

According to court documents, Agdal is also suing Danis for ‘revenge porn’ after the 30-year-old allegedly posted a ‘sexually explicit photograph’ of her that was taken without her consent, per the complaint.

Dillon Danis has shared a string of unsavory posts about Nina Agdal

Agdal (right), the fiancee of Paul (left), has sued Danis

Nina Agdal (far right), the fiancee of Logan Paul (right), has sued Dillon Danis (left) and filed for a restraining order 

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