After Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis has finally received his penalty for his role in the ugly post-UFC 229 fracas that happened in Las Vegas last October.
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Almost four months after the wild brawl, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has released its ruling on tand it was quite controversial.
Khabib is currently on the sidelines for getting a nine-month suspension with $500,000 fine while McGregor received a $50,000 fine and is suspended for six months.
Suspension and Fine
Danis scored a successful MMA debut under the Bellator banner after submitting Kyle Walker early in 2018. The 25-year-old is reportedly negotiating a return in January but was held up by his NSAC accountability.
Monday morning’s 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.
However, some find it questionable for Khabib, whose suspension can be reduced to six months if he completes an anti-bullying campaign, to get off with a lighter sentence after instigating the attack.
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, Marnel added that a set of guidelines has been followed in coming up with the punishment.
Nevada Athletic Commission has approved the agreement for Dillon Danis. 7 month suspension and fine of $7,500. Suspension to retroactive to UFC 229
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“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.”
“I guess if Dillon wanted to fight the six months and pay Khabib’s fine, he could do that, too. You’re talking about $7,500 vs. ($500,000). There’s a lot of moving parts in that discussion.
I don’t think it’s all linear, and you can line it up and say whether it was evenly given out or not,” the NSAC chief elaborated.
Danis did not appear in the NSAC meeting and was quick to shrug off the suspension. Meanwhile, McGregor has commended his jiu-jitsu trainer in a lengthy Instagram post, calling Danis the ‘Bison’ of BJJ.
“I’ve never known a 200lb Bison to attack limbs so constant and so proficient. He is built like a Bison yet moves like a snake. A highly difficult and dangerous puzzle for any man, of any weight.”
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Quite the game of human chess today, with a young modern day jiu jitsu master attacker of limbs, Dillon Danis. The Bison. I’ve never known a 200lb Bison to attack limbs so constant and so proficient. He is built like a Bison yet moves like a snake. A highly difficult and dangerous puzzle for any man, of any weight. Modern day jiu jitsu is a fascinating game to me. A lot of people like to talk with bitterness towards my friend young Dillon here, but this man is a Jiu jitsu world champion. Modern day. He also made his successful MMA debut with one of the nastiest and craftiest toe holds you will ever see in the game. The complete grimace on his opponents face as he had his entire foot and ankle tore to shreds before him. The way jiu jitsu is in this modern age, is wild to me. And now it is entering Mixed Martial Arts competition. Talk all you want, as you can talk without your limbs. It’s just you can’t do much else. This kid is highly, highly dangerous for anyone on this planet. Thank you for the rounds today brother! Would you like to see the rest of these rounds? Would you like to see the highest grossing grappling event of all time? The worlds most lucrative grappling event ever to take place? Would you like to see us both compete in it? Against highly touted opposition? I am eager to compete again. Life is good.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Dillon Danis