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NSAC Extends Suspensions For Danis, Two Others

Bellator MMA welterweight attraction, Dillon Danis, will remain suspended by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl, after no-showing Wednesday’s meeting in Las Vegas.

He’s not the only one.

Also absent from the NSAC pow-wow were Zubaira Tukhugov and Abubakar Nurmagomedov, who represented Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, once the shit hit the fan last October in “Sin City.”

Danis was at UFC 229 representing former UFC lightweight champion, Conor McGregor.

Danis, Tukhugov, and A. Nurmagomedov will be summoned for an upcoming disciplinary hearing in either December or January, according to MMA Fighting, and if they choose to skip the proceedings, then NSAC will decide their respective punishments uncontested.

McGregor is also under temporary suspension and will join Nurmagomedov on Dec. 10 to learn his fate. It’s widely believed “The Eagle” will receive the stiffest sentence, as his leap from the Octagon (see it here) is what started the post-fight debacle.

Until then, he remains king of the 155-pound throne, according to this guy.

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Danis Challenges Dos Anjos To MMA Street Fight

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I guess combat sports bad boy Dillon Danis is getting used to scrapping outside the cage, which is kind of dumb for a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, because that’s the only place you can get paid to throw down.

Nevertheless, the jiu-jitsu wizard is looking to rebound from his UFC 229 draw against Khabib Nurmagomedov, which took place last Saturday night (Oct. 6, 2018) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, by slugging it out with welterweight veteran Rafael dos Anjos.

Probably because the Brazilian clowned him on Twitter.

“This guy Dillan Danis, he is nobody, he just suck Conor’s balls and hide behind him, that’s his job,” Dos Anjos wrote. “He’s never going to make it, being in Conor’s corner is his career highlight.”

Danis is charged with teaching “Notorious” how to defend submission attempts, so either McGregor forgot what he learned, or he’s got a shitty instructor, as Nurmagomedov was able to secure the tap in the UFC 229 lightweight main event (watch the replay here).

“Let’s fight then, fuck commissions, let’s meet up and fight you pussy,” Danis fired back. “Little bitch, you give [up] every fight, you no heart rat.”

Dos Anjos was expected to fight McGregor back in early 2016; however, a late injury gave him pause and he was replaced by Nate Diaz, who shocked the world by submitting the power-punching Irishman, which then led to the hiring of Danis.

So using the six degrees of Conor McGregor, along with a revised version of MMA math, we can blame the Dos Anjos injury on the UFC 229 post-fight melee.

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Dillon Danis: ‘Conor Could Beat Khabib in a Grappling Match’

Grappling ace and current Bellator MMA fighter Dillon Danis not only believes his teammate Conor McGregor will defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, he thinks the Irishman could give Nurmagomedov a run for his money at his own game.
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Dillon Danis: ‘Conor Could Beat Khabib in a Grappling Match’

Grappling ace and current Bellator MMA fighter Dillon Danis not only believes his teammate Conor McGregor will defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, he thinks the Irishman could give Nurmagomedov a run for his money at his own game.
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Bisping: Dillon Danis Is The Off-Brand Conor McGregor

Is Dillon Danis one of many combat sports barnacles — like this guy — waiting to be scraped from the career of Conor McGregor?

I think we need to get real for a minute.

Dillon Danis, who made a successful debut in mixed martial arts (MMA) last weekend at Bellator 198 (video), could not buy a headline if it was not for his association with “proud” Conor McGregor, who is arguably the biggest star in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), if not all of combat sports.

Getting his foot in the door was the easy part. Now comes the hard part.

Danis (1-0) has nothing to offer the MMA world at the moment because he hasn’t really accomplished anything. So in order to keep people talking about him, he decided to ape McGregor’s path to success, which started with diarrhea of the mouth.

Remember when this sounded outrageous?

As expected, some of the more accomplished fighters in the sport have taken exception to the recent headlines, which are directed at the outrageous claims Danis is making (sample here) about his dominant future in MMA.

From Michael Bisping’s official podcast (via Sports Joe):

“Not only is he Conor McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coach, he’s seeming to try to morph and copy McGregor’s antics. Certainly his clothing. Conor does wear some fucking really nice, cool shit and Dillon Danis is like the poor, second-hand, overwashed, hand-me-down version because his clothes are fucking terrible. But, he’s trying to be Conor so hard, it’s laughable. He even said, ‘After this weekend, I will own Bellator.’ That sounds vaguely like a line where Conor said, ‘I will own boxing.’ He probably knows that this kind of behavior, as it did with me, encourages more people to want to see you get knocked out than win. But at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter. The bullshit that he’s doing, the shit that he’s spewing is working.”

You know what they say about the pot and the kettle.

The purpose of most trash talk is distraction. Sure, some people run off at the mouth because they’re just douchebags, but when you look at what Conor McGregor did at the Floyd Mayweather press conferences … of course it was going to be a circus.

How much of the actual boxing match was discussed?

If the press focused on the stylistic match up, the press conference would be over in three minutes, because it’s ludicrous to compare a UFC fighter with no professional boxing experience to the most successful pugilist of our generation.

Either way, it’s a tried-and-true formula, or we would have never had this ridiculous fight, which gave birth to an entire season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF).

As for Danis, expect more of the same, win or lose, because he’s got bills to pay.

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Grappling Ace, McGregor Training Partner Dillon Danis Finally Makes MMA Debut at Bellator 198

Outspoken Brazilian jiu-jitsu Dillon Danis finally has his mixed martial arts debut set when Bellator MMA returns to Chicagoland.
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Danis Set For MMA Debut At Bellator 198 On April 28

After signing with Bellator MMA early last year, jiu-jitsu prodigy Dillon Danis is scheduled to make his long-awaited mixed martial arts (MMA) debut at Bellator 198 on April 28 live on Paramount Network from inside Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., per a recent report by MMA Fighting.

The 24-year-old’s opponent has yet to be determined, but it’s confirmed that the main card bout will take place at welterweight.

Danis, who has gained massive notoriety as UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor’s main grappling partner, will train at Straight Blast Gym in Ireland in preparation for his MMA debut, according to SBG head coach John Kavanagh. It is a familiar environment for Danis, which will only help during his first official training camp.

While it has yet to be seen how effective Danis’ grappling will be in a MMA bout, there’s a good chance the BJJ phenom finds immediate success. It will also be interesting to see how well Danis performs on the feet considering he’s been training alongside “Notorious” for nearly two years.

Bellator 198 will be headlined by a Heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinals matchup between MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko and former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir.

Stick with Mania for more Bellator 198 fight card news.

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Garry Tonon Outpoints Rival Dillon Danis in Polaris 5 Main Event

When the two first locked horns back at ADCC 2015, Garry Tonon and Dillon Danis weren’t exactly the best of friends.
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Neiman Gracie: ‘Amateur’ Dillon Danis has to fight more and talk less

Neiman Gracie is set to meet Dave Marfone at Bellator 180 in New York, but that wasn’t the promotion’s original plan for the June 24 event at Madison Square Garden.

Before the bout was officially announced by Bellator, Gracie tweeted that Bellator reached out to offering him a fight with MMA newcomer Dillon Danis, a jiu-jitsu ace who trains with UFC champion Conor McGregor.

Gracie agreed, but Danis turned down the offer because it was a preliminary bout, saying he would only miss the IBJJF World Championship for a spot on the pay-per-view main card.

Days away from his fourth Bellator appearance, the undefeated Gracie fired shots at Danis when asked if he’s still interested in meeting him inside the cage.

“To tell you the truth, I don’t care about him,” Gracie told MMA Fighting. “I accepted the fight and he didn’t. I think he has to fight first because we’re here talking about an amateur. He didn’t fight anyone and is talking a lot.

“He’s 0-0, he never fought anyone, so he has to fight before he talks about anyone. He needs to work, and then I’ll get this fight at any time. First, he has to stop talking and actually fight. He’s an amateur, I’m a professional.”

That doesn’t mean Gracie wouldn’t accept to be Danis’ first opponent in MMA, though.

“I’ll accept it, I’ll accept it, but… Ah, whatever, I don’t like to talk about it,” he said. “But I’d take it, yes.”

Before competing at the IBJJF tournament, Danis took on former EliteXC and Strikeforce champion Jake Shields in a grappling contest, and lost. For Gracie, who trains with Shields in New York, Danis lacks focus.

“I train with him every day and I know how tough he is,” Gracie said of Shields. “To face a guy like Jake Shields and don’t take him seriously, I think you should stop with the talking and do more.”

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Marcelo Garcia suspends Dillon Danis from his gym

One of the most decorated jiu-jitsu champions in the history of the sport temporarily separated himself from two of his star pupils on Thursday. Marcelo Garcia, a five-time world jiu-jitsu champion and famed coach, announced via a YouTube video on his personal channel that he’s parted ways, for now, with his own black belt students Dillon Danis and Mansher Khera.

“I don’t kick people out. I really don’t want to do that,” Garcia said in the video. “I told them to take some time off, figure [it] out. One day if they have a better thought, they come here and I’ll be here and we’ll talk.”

Danis did not respond to a request to comment made by MMA Fighting.

The specific incidents that led to Garcia’s decision are unclear. Danis and Khera were recently seen together publicly in Chicago cageside for Bellator 176.

Danis and Khera were part of Garcia’s brown belt ‘dream team’ that wrecked havoc on jiu-jitsu tournaments around the world from 2013 to 2015. Danis eventually won the Pan-American and World championships as a brown belt before being promoted to black in 2015 at just 21 years of age. Danis is expected to face former UFC welterweight contender Jake Shields at Submission Underground 4 on May 14th.

Khera is the first person to go from white to black belt entirely under Garcia and the winner of multiple top tournaments as a brown belt.

Danis began working with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor following his UFC 196 loss to Nate Diaz. McGregor had Danis help train and corner him for the rematch at UFC 202 in August of 2016. While no debut bout has been announced, Danis, who has no professional MMA experience, signed a MMA contract with Bellator MMA in March.

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