Dillon Danis
Case not addressed at Tuesday hearing
WelterweightBellator
January 29, 2019
Danis was one of the few fighters involved in the UFC 229 post-fight melee that did not have his case heard by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Tuesday, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Danis was the member of Conor McGregor's corner that Khabib Nurmagomedov had been targeting when he leaped out of the octagon following his UFC 229 victory, but no mention of his name was brought up over the course of Tuesday hearings. Nurmagomedov was hit with a $500,000 fine and nine-month suspension as a result of the incident, but it remains unclear what ramifications Danis will be facing. His case is expected to be heard by the NAC in February, Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com reports.
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Temporary suspension extended
WelterweightBellator
November 14, 2018
Danis had his temporary suspension extended by the Nevada Athletic Commission, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Danis is facing discipline due to his role in the post-UFC 229 brawl after allegedly using an anti-Muslim slur at Khabib Nurmagomedov, who then leapt over the cage to confront him. Moving forward, the NAC is expected to have a disciplinary hearing regarding Danis's role in either December or January.
Facing NAC discipline
WelterweightBellator
November 8, 2018
Danis is facing discipline from the Nevada Athletic Commission due to his alleged role in the post-UFC 229 melee, Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Danis is seen my many as an instigator of the post-fight brawl, as he was the member of Conor McGregor's team that was targeted by Khabib Nurmagomedov when he leaped over the cage after his victory. Other than McGregor himself, nobody else from his team is facing immediate consequences. Danis is a jiu-jitsu specialist that currently competes under the banner of Bellator MMA, but does not have a fight booked at this time. That is unlikely to happen on U.S. soil until this situation is resolved, as most other states will honor the process of Nevada.
Finishes with a quick toe hold in professional debut at Bellator 198
WelterweightBellator
April 28, 2018
Danis defeated Kyle Walker via submission (toe hold) at 1:38 of Round 1 at Bellator 198 on Saturday in Chicago.
ANALYSIS
Danis, an accomplished grappler, finally made his professional MMA debut here. In the fight, he failed on a pair of takedowns before pulling guard. From there, he went for an armbar and then transitioned into a leg lock position. It was clear that Walker did not know how to defend or escape. From there it was only a matter of time until Danis locked on the toe hold and finished the fight. As expected Danis won via quick submission, but his takedown game will certainly have to improve if he wants to be successful in MMA.