Dillon Danis Suspended 7 Months, Fined $7,500 for Role in UFC 229 Post-Fight Brawl
By: Tristen Critchfield Feb 25, 2019
McGregor teammate Dillon
Danis was suspended seven months and fined $7,500 for his role
in a post-fight brawl following the UFC 229 main event on Oct.
Danis received his punishment during a Nevada Athletic Commission
hearing on Monday. The suspension is retroactive to the event,
which means Danis will be able to return to active competition on
May 6. Danis served as a cornerman for McGregor during the
Irishman’s fourth-round submission loss to Khabib
Nurmagomedov at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
After Nurmagomedov tapped out McGregor with a rear-naked choke, he
jumped out of the Octagon to attack Danis. The NAC levied the
sanctions against Danis due to charges of unsportsmanlike conduct,
as the fighter had to be restrained by security personnel and made
obscene gestures toward Nurmagomedov and his team.
Danis is the fifth person to be punished in relation to the UFC 229
melee. Nurmagomedov was suspended nine months and fined $500,000,
while McGregor was given a six-month suspension and $50,000 fine.
Meanwhile, Nurmagomedov teammates Abubakar
Nurmagomedov and Zubaira
Tukhugov were both suspended for one year and fined $25,000
An accomplished grappler, Danis made his pro MMA debut at Bellator
198, where he submitted Kyle Walker
with a toe hold in the opening stanza last April.