Paul and Danis will go head-to-head at the AO Arena in Manchester on Saturday night after months of exchanging vicious insults over social media.
Many insults and jibes directed at Paul have surrounded his fiancee, so much so that Agdal, who is a model, filed a $150,000 (£122,000) lawsuit and also took out a restraining order against the MMA fighter.
Ahead of Saturday’s fight the loved-up couple seemed keen to forget about Danis as they shared a photo of a kiss on Instagram, captioned: ‘Fight day’.
Danis dramatically soured relations with his opponent back in August when he ramped up the personal attacks to a disgusting level as he attempted to get inside Paul’s head with a video of Agdal discussing her sexual cravings online.
Logan Paul and fiancee Nina Agdal (left) shared a passionate kiss ahead of his fight against MMA star Dillon Danis (right) in Manchester on Saturday night
Agdal, 31, who was previously in a one-year relationship with Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio, said in the viral clip: ‘By the way, I’m very proud of myself because this is the longest I’ve gone without sex since I’ve started.
‘Obviously, it’s driving me crazy. I am struggling, I need penis inside of me, ASAP.’
She concluded the video by saying: ‘So if any of you guys know a good d*** that doesn’t have STDs on it. I’ll take it, right here.’
It remains unclear when Agdal recorded the video or how Danis obtained it.
Paul insisted Danis’s attempts had failed as he blasted his rival for dragging his fiancee into their feud ahead of their matchup.
‘I love this girl so f****ng much, [the relationship] is so much stronger,’ Paul said on his Impaulsive podcast.
‘Nothing will get between us, not some fake internet troll. His life has devolved to being a pretend fighter. He’s attacking an uninvolved third-party, a woman. That’s all he has and I get it, all is fair in love and war. The amount of dirt I have on him sitting in my phone, but do I want to go there?’
Paul insisted then that Danis’s trolling wasn’t going to come between the couple.
‘Some internet troll posing as a fighter isn’t going to come between us, why would there be stress between us? I’ll tell you what, me and Nina were so open with each other that I knew she had long-term relationships her whole life and I knew some of them were very public,’ Paul added.
‘She’s been famous for her entire adult life, 11 years getting paparazzi’d but I know what kind of person she is, she knows what kind of person I am and so you’ve got to understand at one point I was the most hated person on the planet. I’ve heard it all, seen it all, I’m so numb to it.’
Danis ramped up his rivalry with Paul by sharing an X-rated video of Agdal on his X account
Danis posted a shocking video of Agdal explicitly talking about her need for sex
Things continued to escalate and, unsurprisingly, Agdal was swiftly granted a restraining order as a result of the social media bombardment. She also sued Danis.
Agdal alleged Danis targeted her with ‘despicable’ posts more than 250 times since Saturday night’s bout was announced and that she suffered humiliation, emotional distress and reputational harm. An injunction was granted against Danis in a further drastic step.
That then prevented Danis from posting content about Agdal that was ‘obtained without consent’ or featured ‘sexually explicit photographs’ of her.
Things would escalate even further with a lawsuit where Agdal set out terms seeking unspecified damages but no less than £120,000 ($150,000) per violation of the federal law prohibiting the sharing of intimate images.
She alleged that a post from Danis on August 11 in particular violated federal and state law. The post, she claimed, featured a sexually explicit image of her from a ‘romantic encounter’ she had with an unnamed individual over a decade ago.
‘Danis posted the photograph – entirely uncensored – from his X (Twitter) account, without Plaintiff’s consent,’ the suit read.
‘Later that day, Danis reposted the explicit photograph in order to maximize the number of views it would receive.’
Regardless of the restraining order, Paul has said Agdal will be in attendance tonight.
Agdal alleged Danis targeted her with posts over 250 times since the bout was announced
The restraining order is not physical but is in place to stop Danis from posting X-rated photos
Paul said his relationship with Agdal is stronger, despite Danis’s incessant online trolling
‘Nina is a warrior, dude,’ Paul said. ‘Dillon Danis is a puddle. Dillon Danis on Twitter, on X, behind a keyboard, is much different than Dillon Danis in person.
‘I saw it, I witnessed it face to face. Just two separate entities.
‘That night will be incredibly glorious. After all of this, when my man is face down, flat, knocked out, horizontal, what are you gonna do? What are you gonna say?
‘This is the man you are – the guy who decided to harass a woman for 60 days.’
Paul, however, couldn’t help but vent his frustrations about Danis once again.
He added: ‘This guy does not deserve this [bout], but he does deserve to get laid out.
‘I happen to be a vehicle for attention, unfortunately, and the way I’m getting this particular round of attention is through a boxing match with this scumbag.’
This has been a fight that has been mired in controversy from start to finish.
Just hours ahead of their showdown, videos and photos emerged of Danis seemingly at Cloud 23, a bar just a matter of miles away from the venue.
Paul proposed to Agdal in July during the couple’s romantic getaway at Lake Como, Italy
Dillon Danis was spotted a cocktail bar the night before his grudge match against Logan Paul
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.
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.