The aftermath of the UFC 229 controversy drags on, with one of the central figures in the McGregor-Khabib post-fight brawl being handed a suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC).
Conor McGregor's teammate Dillon Danis, a Bellator welterweight who was in the Irishman's corner in Las Vegas, has today been suspended for seven months and fined $7,500 for his part in the melee that ensued moments after Khabib Nurmagomedov's fourth-round submission victory.
Just seconds after Conor McGregor had tapped out to a neck-crank, Nurmagomedov's attention quickly turned to McGregor's corner and in particular Dillon Danis. The two exchanged insults before Khabib scaled the cage to launch himself at Danis and all hell broke loose.
The NAC's decision to take action against Danis relates to a charge of unsportsmanlike conduct, following reports that he had made a number of obscene gestures towards Nurmagomedov's team and had to be physically restrained by security personnel on multiple occasions.
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Danis' suspension is being backdated to when the fight took place last October, meaning that the seven month period will come to an end in May. He joins McGregor, Nurmagomedov and two of the Dagestani fighter's teammates Zubaira Tukhugov & Abubakar Nurmagomedov on the suspension list following one of the most controversial moments in UFC history.
The dust is still settling on this incident as fight fans wait to find out what happens next for McGregor and Khabib once their suspensions are lifted.