Dillon Danis Fined & Suspended For Role In UFC 229 Post-Fight Brawl, Danis Comments


UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov would defeat former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor by fourth round submission in the main event of UFC 229, but would then hop the Octagon wall and incite a post-fight brawl.

Dillon Danis, whom Nurmagomedov allegedly went after in that brawl, has received a $7,500 and suspended for seven months from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for his role in the ruckus.

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Since the suspension in retroactive to the date of the incident, it would mean that Danis can compete again on May 6 of this year.

Nurmagomedov would receive a nine month suspension and a $500,000 fine, while McGregor would get a six month suspension and a $50,000 fine. Nurmagomedov’s teammates in Zubaira Tukhugov and Abubakar Nurmagomedov would each receive a $25,000 fine and a one year suspension.

Danis was not in attendance at the NSAC hearing today, but was represented by Mike Mersch and he did appear at the hearing.

There has been no comment on the NSAC’s ruling by Nurmagomedov, McGregor or anybody else associated with the brawl at this time. Danis is 1-0-0 thus far as a professional MMA fighter, defeating Kyle Walker by first round submission at Bellator 198.

A short time after the original story was posted, a suspended Danis would issue the following statement via Twitter:

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