The Training Partners Appear to be Close as Ever After McGregor Responded to Dillon Danis’s Suspension and Fine for His Role in the UFC 229 Brawl…
Maybe the dust can finally settle over this now. Dillon Danis has been fined and suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl. Admittedly, his main part was getting jumped on by Khabib Nurmagamedov, but still, it’s alleged that he was antagonizing the Russian fighter and was a major instigator.
Danis is one of Conor McGregor’s best friends and his main Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach. A multiple no-gi world champion, he currently competes under the Bellator banner and has a record of 1-0 in professional MMA, after beating Kyle Walker last April.
Danis and McGregor have a close connection, with ‘El Jefe’ accused by many fans of trying to rebound off of his friend’s success. Anyway, McGregor has responded to Danis’s response, with a message of solidarity on Instagram.
It’s unknown why it has taken this long for Danis’s punishment to be handed out, but it was finally decided by the Nevada Athletic Commission yesterday. They hit him with a retroactive seven-month ban, meaning that he’ll be eligible to return in May. He’ll also have to pay a fine of $7500.
In the footage above you can see Danis was attacked by Khabib Nurmagamedov, who leapt off of the cage fence, feet first at the New Yorker. Danis fired back with punches and had to be restrained by security. Then a full-on brawl erupted between both camps, inside and outside of the cage.
Why was Dillon Danis' suspension as long as 7 months? NSAC commissioners Bob Bennett and Anthony Marnell III explain. pic.twitter.com/uVZLwwivQu
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Both Danis and McGregor have since responded to the punishment handed out by the NAC. Danis definitely didn’t seem best impressed by it, but he’s ready to move on with his life after all of the nonsense around it. He wrote on Instagram:
“Seven months and $7,500 for defending myself. It is what it is. F**k it. At least I got that b**ch with that two-piece and a biscuit then he cowered away.”
Conor McGregor then responded with a cheeky message of solidarity for his teammate. He said:
“Ive got the brother and the cousin from the back flank. Over and out Whiskey Charlie Foxtrot.”
At least now he has closure and can move on with his career. Danis is not known for staying quiet and has called himself the ‘Face of Bellator’ and Scott Coker’s ‘business partner’ in the past. He’s called out everybody from Ben Askren to Jake Paul. It’s highly likely that he’ll be fed another nobody to beef up his record Michael ‘Venom’ Page style.
Meanwhile, McGregor is being heavily linked to a fight against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. It would make sense for ‘The Notorious,’ as on paper it’s a winnable match-up against a fighter with the personality and marketability to make it a big pay-per-view draw.
Of course, Cerrone is no walk in the park and can beat anybody on his day. However, this is a risk that McGregor needs to take if he wants to get his career back on track and one day wear gold again around his waist.