Video Appears to Show Bellator Fighter Dillon Danis Being Taken Into Police Custody

By: Tristen Critchfield
Sep 21, 2021
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Bellator MMA talent Dillon Danis has apparently recently encountered some trouble with law enforcement.

A video posted on Instagram shows Danis being taken away by police while wearing a brace on his right knee. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist is lifted off the ground, handcuffed and hauled away by officers outside of an establishment that is reportedly Beachcomber Bar and Grill in Seaside Heights, N.J., according to reported on Tuesday that Danis was charged with disorderly conduct. According to a court summons, the fighter "created a disturbance" at the bar that was witnessed by the reporting officer. Danis is due in Seaside Heights Municipal Court on Oct. 19.

Further details regarding the incident are currently unclear, although what appears to be a mugshot of Danis has also surfaced on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Danis’ has only issued the following statement via Twitter:

A Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt who has served as Conor McGregor’s grappling coach at SBG Ireland, Danis is 2-0 in is MMA career but has not competed in the Bellator cage since June 2019. He was slated to return to action at Bellator 238 in January 2020 but had to withdraw from the event due to injury.

Note: This item was updated at approximately 5:40 p.m. ET on Sept. 21 to include additional information.
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