Dillion Danis recently got the chance to give his side of the story regarding the infamous post-fight melee that took place following Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor at UFC 229.
Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor in the fourth round of their grudge match to retain the UFC lightweight championship, but the fighting didn’t end there. Nurmagomedov immediately began to spew words at McGregor before looking into the Irish superstar’s corner.
There, he spotted Danis and the rest of McGregor’s team, jumping the Octagon wall and going after them before security quickly got on the scene.
During an interview with “The Schmo,” Danis got the chance to describe the incident in his words, claiming that Nurmagomedov never actually touched him.
“No, he didn’t connect,” Danis said. “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.”
Danis is currently in Las Vegas, helping McGregor prepare for his UFC 246 main event with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. But a week later, Danis will be in action himself, taking on Kegan Gennrich in a 175-pound catchweight contest at Bellator 238 in Inglewood, California.
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