Dillon Danis Receives Suspension And Fine For Role In UFC 229 Post-Fight Melee
Conor Mcgregor’s Jiu-Jitsu coach and teammate Dillon Danis has finally received a seven-month of suspension and fine of $7,500 for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl from Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC).
Nevada Athletic Commission has approved the agreement for Dillon Danis. 7 month suspension and fine of $7,500. Suspension to retroactive to UFC 229
— Jason Floyd (@Jason_Floyd) February 25, 2019
The suspension is retroactive, that means he’ll be eligible to return to competition on May 6.
The UFC 229 post-fight brawl broke after Khabib Nurmagomedov beat Conor McGregor via rear-naked choke in the fourth round.
After the win ‘Eagle’ leaped over the octagon to attack Danis which ensued chaos inside and outside the cage in the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Both Khabib and Mcgregor has already received their respective punishments, with Nurmagomedov handed with a nine-month ban, fine of $500,000 while McGregor suspended for six months with a fine of $50,000.
Danis made his professional debut at Bellator 198 back in April 2018 where he defeated Kyle Walker in the first-round via toe hold.
Danis is the fifth person to be punished for UFC 229 melee as Khabib Nurmagomedov’s teammates Zubaira Tukhugov and Abubakar Nurmagomedow also have been suspended for one year and a fine of $25,000 each for attacking McGregor inside the octagon.
Khabib can reduce his suspension to six months if he participates in commission’s proposed anti-bullying public service announcement program.
What do you think of Dillon Danis’s punishment is it fair as compared to others?