- Dillon Danis was caught on camera at a cocktail bar before his Logan Paul fight
- The MMA fighter is set to lock horns with his fierce rival in Manchester tonight
- The duo will go toe-to-toe after months of hurling vile insults over social media
Dillon Danis has been caught on camera at a cocktail bar in Manchester the night before he takes on fierce rival Logan Paul in their much-anticipated grudge match.
The duo will lock horns at the AO Arena this evening after months of exchanging vicious insults over social media, with Paul’s fiancee Nina Agdal also targeted.
Danis dragged Agdal into their bitter feud in an apparent bid to unsettle YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul, leading to the model filing a $150,000 (£122,000) lawsuit and also taking out a restraining order against the MMA fighter in a dramatic step.
But just hours ahead of their showdown, videos and photos have emerged of Danis seemingly at Cloud 23, a bar just a matter of miles away from the venue.
In the footage, Danis could be seen swigging from a non-alcoholic beer while deep in conversation. In front of the group, a large tray of shots sat largely untouched.
Dillon Danis was spotted a cocktail bar the night before his grudge match against Logan Paul
Tensions once again flared between the two bitter rivals during their weigh-in in Manchester
Revellers, who quickly uploaded the clips to social media, claimed that Danis’ night on the town took place on Friday evening, less than 24 hours before his bout.
An account first posted: ‘No way my mate’s just seen Dillon Danis in a cocktail bar (Cloud 23) in Manchester drinking the night before his fight against Logan Paul.’
They then followed this up by sharing a photo of Danis posing for the camera next to a woman and a video panning across the group and the alcohol on the table.
Cloud 23 is described as Hilton Hotel’s upmarket cocktail and champagne bar on the 23rd floor of the Beetham Tower, which offers sweeping views of the city centre.
It has been a turbulent past two days for Danis, 30, who cut open Paul’s face at the pre-fight press conference after hurling a microphone and then took aim at his opponent for arriving late to the weigh-in, having been made to wait for 10 minutes.
Paul, however, successfully made weight for the fight, tipping the scales at 195lbs.
Danis is said to have been swigging from a bottle of non-alcoholic beer, with shots on the table
Paul made weight for the fight and wore a balaclava after Danis threw a microphone at his head
Danis was forcibly held back after the brief skirmish left Paul bleeding as he left the stage
Danis was infuriated by Paul’s late arrival and insisted his rival had taken liberties, though the latter did belatedly report for duty while wearing a black balaclava.
Tensions boiled over on the stage with Danis striking Paul on the head with his microphone before throwing several bottles of Prime into the audience.
Paul’s face suffered a notable cut, with blood visibly pooling on the floor.
Concerns were raised over whether the bout will go ahead, but Paul’s business partner KSI assured Mail Sport that his business partner was ‘fine’.
Shortly after the weigh-in incident, Danis wrote a series of posts on social media insisting that Paul had breached regulations over their bout.
Replying to some earlier trash talk from WWE star Paul, Danis took to social media to say: ‘The fight is off, you missed weight.’
Nina Agdal (left) was targeted by Danis on social media via a series of her half-naked photos