The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) hearing for Bellator fighter Dillon Danis has finally been set for the end of the month.

When Conor McGregor needed to step his jiu-jitsu game up before he fought Nate Diaz (the first time), he called upon Danis for his help. That was nearly three years ago.

Since then, McGregor and Danis have become close friends and regular training partners. So close, in fact, that Danis was the man that Khabib Nurmagoemedov jumped to attack after defeating McGregor at UFC 229.

As a result of his involvement at UFC 229, Danis was temporarily suspended from competition in the state of Nevada. He was accused of saying something derogatory to provoke Khabib. Danis will have his day in court as the NSAC will welcome the Bellator competitor on Monday, February 25..

The four other men (McGregor, Nurmagomedov, Abubakar Nurmagomedov, Zubaira Tukhugov) involved in the UFC 229 post-fight melee have already been given their suspensions. Danis is expected to be given a fine and or a suspension.

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