MMA fighter Dillon Danis doubles down on Jake & Logan Paul fight claims - Dexerto

MMA fighter Dillon Danis doubles down on Jake & Logan Paul fight claims

Published: 9/Aug/2020 13:07

by Joe Craven


MMA fighter Dillon Danis stated that he has been in talks to fight either Jake or Logan Paul, as the YouTube boxing phenomenon continues to grow. 

Despite all rumors indicating that Jake Paul would be fighting KSI, the American has since confirmed he will be fighting ex-NBA star Nate Robinson. Their fight represents another escalation in the world of YouTube boxing, as more ex-professional sports stars are drawn into the matches.

There have been rumors that the Paul brothers would consider professional careers in fighting and, on August 8, it became clear that one man who has already made it in the world of MMA is ready to fight them.

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Logan and his brother Jake are two of the world’s most popular YouTubers, and have both fought fellow internet stars in the ring.

Dillon Danis, who has worked closely with Conor McGregor in the past and fights in the Bellator MMA, vocalized his belief that he will soon be fighting one of the Paul brothers.

In an interview with ESPN MMA, Danis described Jake Paul as “the one that really wants to fight me.” While he stated that a fight with Jake was likely to be boxing, he said that Logan was more interested in an MMA fight.

“Eddie Hearn has talked to me before,” Danis stated. “About Logan Paul. They have reached out, so like it will happen. One of them will happen – 100%.”

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Danis also stated that it wasn’t clear whether a future fight would be a mixed-martial-arts bout, or straight-up boxing, as the Pauls’ last couple of fights have been. It could well depend on which brother he is set to face.

Regardless of the environment or specifics, Danis was clearly confident in his abilities to dispatch of either Paul brother. Jake, for the time being, is focused on his fight with Nate Robinson, which is scheduled for September 12.

Whether he ends up in a ring with Dillon Danis remains to be seen, but there certainly appears to be fan appetite for such a fight.


Dream responds to #dreamwaswrong trending on Twitter

Published: 22/Jan/2021 21:53

by Theo Salaun


YouTuber and Minecraft content creator Dream has finally responded to the #dreamwaswrong trend on Twitter, using his DreamWasTaken account to assert he disavows the behavior displayed by some of his fans.

Dream and his cohorts, including known creators like Tommyinnit and GeorgeNotFound, are incredibly popular on YouTube and beyond thanks to an infinitum of Dream Team videos and the Dream SMP server.

While that level of fame means possibility for mainstream collaboration with the likes of superstar TikTok influencer Addison Rae, it also comes with downsides. Notably, #dreamwaswrong began trending on Twitter as fans blamed Dream for encouraging his stans, some of whom are prone to producing inappropriate fan art involving minors.

As critics explain, Dream’s love for his fans supposedly equates to egging on the ways they express their fandom — thereby supporting the production of “CP.” In response, he explained: “I’ve said this before but don’t ship creators that are uncomfortable with it, and especially not minors. It’s disgusting to draw NSFW stuff about minors or anyone that hasn’t explicitly said it’s fine.”

After addressing the drama directly, by reaffirming that “NSFW stuff about minors” is distasteful, Dream continued on to explain why it’s unfair to misgeneralize his role in the production of such content.

In a follow-up tweet aimed at defending his support for his fans, the Minecraft YouTuber said, “With 16 million subscribers that’s 1 out of every 480 people IN THE WORLD that are subscribed. There’s bound to be thousands of terrible people, but there’s also bound to be millions of great ones. If you’re looking for hate or disgusting stuff, you’ll find it. Stop looking.”

As he shows, boasting 16 million subscribers on YouTube means that “out of every 480 people in the world,” at least one is a fan of Dream’s content. That is an enormous quantity of supporters, and it should not be surprising that there are “thousands of terrible people” within the millions of fans.

This sentiment appears to be echoed by his fans — as many have resurfaced earlier videos showing that the content creator has never specifically encouraged the creation of relationship fanfiction or “CP.”

It remains unclear how satisfied people are with Dream’s response, but the overall sentiment appears to be positive. While it feels unreasonable to expect a creator to be wholly responsible for the actions of their audience, this incident does provide a cautionary tale.

Considering this “disgusting” group of Dream’s stans, the prevailing community critique remains: If you are an influencer, you have some obligation to directly and quickly curtail negative behavior by those you influence.