Dillon Danis has been penalised with a $7, 500 fine and seven-month fighting suspension on Monday for his role in the ugly post-fight fracas at UFC 229 in October.
Last month, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has imposed fines and suspensions on Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor and two of the Russian fighter’s teammates for launching and joining the wild brawl that happened after the pay-per-view event in Las Vegas.
However, a lot of fans found NSAC’s recently-released ruling on Danis questionable when what he merely did was ‘defend himself’ from a raging assault. ‘
Nevada Athletic Commission has approved the agreement for Dillon Danis. 7 month suspension and fine of $7,500. Suspension to retroactive to UFC 229
— Jason Floyd (@Jason_Floyd) February 25, 2019
Jumped on Danis
Monday morning’s NSAC hearing has led the commission to impose a $7,500 fine and seven-month suspension on Danis which is retroactive to the date of UFC 229, October 6, 2018.
For many, this seems like a prejudiced decision especially since ‘The Eagle’ himself denied that he was mocked during his title match against ‘The Notorious.’
The Russian champ admitted that
Set of Guidelines
Despite this, NSAC chairman Anthony Marnell III defended the decision and said that outlook doesn’t tell the whole story. In an interview with combat sports reporters, the commission chief explained that a set of guidelines has been followed in coming up with the punishment.
“I don’t think you can line all these up and compare them. You have fighters, you have seconds, you have fans. You have fines in terms of term, but you also have fines in terms of dollars,” Marnel said via MMA Junkie.
“It’s a negotiation within a set of guidelines that the Attorney General is allowed to work within. So they can… one month difference I don’t think is saying, ‘Well, someone got a harder suspension.”
— The Fight Library (@fightlibrarypod) October 7, 2018
Meanwhile, Danis who did not appear in the NSAC meeting was quick to shrug off the suspension; saying that roughing Khabib up to defend himself was almost worth the penalty.
Taking it to Twitter, McGregor’s jiu-jitsu trainer wrote:
“7 months and 7500$ for defending myself it is what it is fuck it at least i got him with that two piece and a biscuit.”
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Dillon Danis