Danis Cannot Corner Conor At UFC 246 Unless…
If you recall, the last time Conor McGregor was inside the Octagon at UFC 229 in October 2018, a riot occurred.
Amidst the riot, Dillon Danis, Bellator fighter, and one of McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coaches, got involved and was fined for throwing hands in the aftermath of McGregor’s loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov inside the T-Mobile Arena.
McGregor fights again inside the Las Vegas venue against Donald Cerrone on January 18th, and Danis was going to join McGregor in his corner… The operative word in that last sentence being was.
Per a conversation with Nevada State Athletic Commission head Bob Bennett and Yahoo’s Kevin Iole, Danis has yet to pay the state for his role in the chaotic end to UFC 229.
”According to [NSAC head] Bob Bennett, Dillon Danis owes state of Nevada, NOT the athletic commission, $7,500 from his punishment in the McGregor / Khabib brawl at UFC 229,” Iole tweeted. “He will not be allowed to work The Notorious’ corner at UFC 246 until he pays the fine.”
“No, he didn’t connect,” Danis said to Internet personality The Schmo who asked if Khabib managed to hit him (via MMA Junkie). “You know what’s funny? When he jumped over the thing, and he had his feet and his arms up, so like, he didn’t really know what he was going to hit me with. So I was like am I going to get kicked right now or punched? I kind of just blocked then I hit him with a right hand. And then I remember him coming forward and I was uppercutting him, and then he was just trying to run away, and I was trying to grab his head.”
“It was just a whole mayhem and then everybody was getting punched, and cops were going all over the place, and he didn’t touch me at all. I remember hitting him with a good amount of shots, and then I just remember him trying to pull away and run away from me, and I was trying to cup his head and uppercut him. But it was mayhem. Everything happened so fast.”