CONOR McGREGOR’S coach and sparing partner Dillon Danis has been handed a seven-month ban for the melee with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
The 25-year-old American has also been fined around £5700 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Refer to Caption Dillon Danis has been penalised for his role in the melee with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229
The brawl broke following the blockbuster fight which saw Khabib beat McGregor, forcing him to tap out with rear-naked choke in the fourth round.
The Russian fighter unexpectedly jumped out of the octagon to attack Danis in ugly scenes following the UFC showdown in the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Khabib has already been punished with a nine-month ban while McGregor has been suspended for six months in the aftermath of the melee.
And now the Notorious’ coach is now facing a seven-month break from the octagon for his role in the scuffle.
Sportsfile – Subscription Danis, white top, reportedly provoked Khabib with a religious slur as the Russian jumped out of the octagon to attack him
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Jiu-jitsu master Danis is thought to have sparked the brawl with a religious slur which triggered Khabib’s reaction.
The 30-year-old undisputed UFC lightweight champ was so enraged he reportedly left Danis bruised and concussed.
But the Bellator fighter quickly shrugged the pain off as he was seen “out partying” in Las Vegas following the eventful night.
The suspension is retroactive, meaning he will be able to return to competition on May 6.
Instagram @dillondanis Danis is Conor McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coach and Bellator fighter, who debuted for the promotion in April last year
Danis made his professional debut in April last year at Bellator 198, beating Kyle Walker in the first-round via toe hold.
He is now the fifth person to be punished for the clash, as Khabib’s team-mates Zubaira Tukhugov and Abubakar Nurmagomedow have also been suspended for throwing punches at McGregor inside the octagon.
The moment Khabib Nurmagomedov jumps into the crowd after beating Conor McGregor at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for UFC229