Dillon Danis On Khabib Brawl At UFC 229: It Was Really Fun
Days after Conor McGregor gave an in-depth breakdown of the brawl that broke out after he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, his close friend and training partner Dillon Danis has spoken of the incident.
“I hit him a couple of times. It was really fun, I won’t lie. If it happened at a club, [I’d] be going to jail.”
For an MMA fighter with only one fight on his record, the 25 year old is permanently in the headlines. As well as being close to McGregor, Danis has a reputation of calling out everyone and anyone. It’s a reputation that has built him notoriety.
“It’s kind of crazy. Being young and getting this popularity, free things and girls everywhere.
“You could be 40-0, and no one will know your name,” Danis says. He, on the other hand, is “1-0, and everyone knows my name.
“I get a lot of money for just one post, more than most people would make in six months. I am very smart and plugged into the game.”
Danis started training with McGregor in 2016 at SBG Ireland and the two quickly forged a tight bond.
“He’s a big brother to me. It’s like getting to watch Muhammad Ali every day. He teaches me that the things you say .?.?. are important.”
Danis faces Max Humphrey at Bellator 222, on June 14th at Madison Square Garden, New York.