The last of the participants in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl has received his punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). The commission addressed the situation of one Dillon Danis at their hearing today.
Danis was dealt a seven-month suspension and fined $7,500 for his involvement in the brawl. The suspension is retroactive to October 6 when the melee took place. Danis was at the forefront of the brawl.
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov leaped into the crowd to assault Danis after submitting Conor McGregor in the UFC 229 main event. ‘The Eagle’ has accused Danis of insulting his religion. Danis has denied all wrongdoing in that regard. He has, however, made some over-the-top remarks about fighting Khabib in the chaos.
While he is a hyped prospect, Danis has acquired most of his fame by being McGregor’s good friend and training partner. McGregor received a six-month suspension and $50,000 fine for his involvement in the brawl. The inciting Nurmagomedov was handed a nine-month suspension and $500,000 fine for inciting the ordeal.
However, “The Eagle” has repeatedly stated that he will stay on the side until the one-year suspensions of his cornermen Zubaira Tukhugov and Abubakar Nurmagomedov are up.
McGregor is expected to return much sooner. Following today’s announcement, Danis is now on track to do the same for Bellator MMA.