Dillon Danis has just announced that he has tested positive for Coronavirus and is currently experiencing some of the symptoms, but does not appear to be too hardly hit. Danis is now one of the many, many MMA and BJJ athletes who have contracted the virus, something that is to be expected when taking part in a combat sport. The combination of close physical contact with numerous training partners, travelling to and from different areas of the country, and extreme physical exertion all make for a surefure recipe for contracting the virus.
Dillon Danis made the below statement about his testing positive for Coronavirus on his official Twitter account:
tested positive for Covid 19 today, can’t front i’m a bit nervous symptoms have been rough but thank god i’m undefeated this will not be my first loss.
— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) November 25, 2020
Danis is only two fights in to his professional MMA career after making the move to SBG Ireland several years ago. After making a successful debut at Bellator 198 in April 2018 by submitting his opponent with a Toehold, he then took over a year away from active competition. On his return at Bellator 222 in June 2019, he racked up another submission victory over Max Humphrey, this time via Armbar. He’s taken even longer off since this fight and after his recent diagnosis, it seems unlikely he’ll be competing any time soon.
Considering that Danis is at a high level of athletic performance, it’s likely he experiences something similar to Gordon Ryan and is only out of action for a comparatively short time until his symptoms subside. That being said, nothing is certain and it’s possible that Danis is hit significantly harder than most athletes we’ve seen contract the virus so far. Regardless, we wish him a full and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back in the Bellator cage as soon as he’s physically able to make the walk.