Dillon Danis Isn’t Getting Over the UFC 229 Brawl Anytime Soon… Conor McGregor’s Training Partner Has Aimed Another Tirade at Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagamedov…

It will be fascinating in another five or ten years to look back and see how we perceive the UFC 229 post-fight brawl between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagamedov’s respective teams. At the time it was called one of the most humiliating moments in the history of the promotion, but now not many people care.

You can also bet that if ever there is a rematch between McGregor and Khabib we’ll be seeing a lot of that footage again. The two men received suspensions and fines – with Khabib slammed with a $500,000 fine. That’s ten times more than McGregor.

Dillon Danis was one of the main perpetrators of the brawl. The Nevada Athletic Commission delayed deciding his punishment until last week. He’s gone off on another rant directed at Khabib Nurmagamedov, in an Instagram story that he swiftly deleted. Check out the statement below.

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Much is made of Khabib Nurmagamedov’s loyalty and devotion to his friends and family. On the night, ‘The Eagle’ jumped off of the cage, launching himself at Danis, who responded with punches. Security intervened to try and stop the incident from escalating, but it was too late. Danis wrote on Instagram:

“@khabib_nurmagomedov You ate a beautiful timed counter right hand as you landed plus absorbed multiple uppercuts from the clinch, to stop me from lighting you up like a Christmas tree you proceeded to run away. While I am being restrained by law enforcement your teammates come from behind and rabbit punch me a cowards move. Who’s the honorable team?”

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Danis fights for Bellator, where he defeated Kyle Walker on his professional debut. Walker is a journeyman from Illinois who has gone 2-5 in his MMA career. Elite opposition he most certainly is not. However, the signing of Danis was seen to be a coup for Bellator because of his close affiliation to McGregor.

Where the Irishman’s friends go, ‘The Notorious’ tends to appear as well. That means drama, as we saw at a Bellator event in Dublin, when Charlie Ward won by knockout and McGregor entered the cage and shoved referee Marc Goddard. It was fantastic publicity for Bellator. They couldn’t have planned it better if they had wanted to.

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Despite receiving an incredible amount of hate on social media, Danis is genuinely an elite level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist. There’s a reason he made friends with Conor McGregor in the first place after he helped him to train for his rematch with Nate Diaz.

He explained to fans that he is out of action for the foreseeable future because of his ban by the NAC, which will see him eligible to return in May. Danis wrote to his fans on Instagram:

“‪For everyone asking when will I fight MMA again I am still suspended from UFC 229 I hope I will be in that cage soon chasing my dreams appreciate all the support.”

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