- Paulo Costa is set to take on Khamzat Chimaev in co-main event of UFC 294
- The Brazilian’s elbow after surgery could result in the fight being cancelled
- Danis has offered to replace him despite taking on Logan Paul on Saturday
Dillon Danis has offered to replace Paulo Costa at UFC 294 next week ahead of his clash with bitter rival Logan Paul on October 14.
UFC president Dana White revealed that Costa’s highly anticipated clash with Khamzat Chimaev is in doubt following the Brazilian’s recent surgery on his elbow.
Costa has insisted that he will be fine to contest the co-main event in Abu Dhabi but White struck a more fearful tone in his comments on Tuesday, sparking rumours of who could replace him.
Danis, who will face Paul on the undercard of KSI’s bout with Tommy Fury in Manchester, was quick to throw his hat into the ring.
‘I’m free next week @danawhite,’ he wrote on X, formely Twitter, on Wednesday. ‘Give me Khamzat Chimaev.’
Danis’s most recent jibe at Paul is unquestionably his kindest considering the torrent of personal attacks he has launched at his countryman.
He was hit with a restraining order over harassment after posting old pictures and videos of Paul’s fiancee, Nina Agdal, and made a series of X-rated comments.
Model Agdal alleged she had ‘suffered humiliation, emotional distress and reputational harm’ from Danis’ posts and has officially filed a lawsuit.
Danis has also hinted he may withdraw from the fight, saying: ‘Logan bragging about lawsuits. He isn’t built for the fight game, this p**** doesn’t deserve me. I’m out.’