The feud between KSI and Dillon Danis was already personal, but the pair have only gone and upped the ante by trash-talking each other’s families.
In a bid to settle their differences, YouTube boxer KSI looks set to take on the Bellator fighter inside a ring on January 14.
Last week the pair were involved in an altercation backstage at a Misfits Boxing card headlined by Greg Hardy and Hasim Rahman.
The MMA fighter threw a punch in KSI’s direction and all hell broke loose before Danis went outside and almost got laid out by Anthony Taylor.
Not long after the bout between the two was announced, the pair’s beef began boiling over on social media.
Both are known for speaking their mind and stirring up some controversy, but it seems Danis as well as KSI aren’t afraid to stoop low in an attempt to get in their opponent’s head.
And apparently family isn’t off-limits.
KSI led the charge by tweeting an image of Danis alongside his mother Nikki, as well as an image of Nikki by herself.
He wrote: “I pray your mum gets to see me knock you out in person on January 14th.”
Danis respond to KSI by posting a picture of KSI’s own mum, Yinka Olatunji.
He hit back, saying: “Really hope your mom isn’t.”
It was a savage exchange that only serves to keep the feud boiling as the pair head into their clash in January.
Tyron Woodley had been in talks to fight KSI at the Misfits event but negotiations broke down between the two teams when the YouTuber attempted to force the 40-year-old to agree to a rehydration clause, according to Daily Mail.
KSI’s fight against Danis will be his fourth professional boxing bout, having most recently fought rapper Swarmz and unknown pro boxer, Luis Alcarez Pineda, on the same night.
Danis, on the other hand, came to prominence as a training partner of Conor McGregor ahead of the Irishman’s second match against Nate Diaz in 2016.
He was infamously involved in the brawl between McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team in 2018.
His professional MMA record stands at two wins and zero losses, however, he hasn’t fought since 2019, last competing in Bellator.