Dillon Danis attended UFC 268 at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night and according to to multiple eye witnesses, was allegedly slapped by long-time rival and fight manager, Ali Abdelaziz.
Danis, a professional mixed martial artist and famed jiu-jitsu practitioner currently signed under the Bellator MMA banner, has been feuding with Abdelaziz on social media for a number of years now. The alleged incident on Saturday took place backstage and was first reported by MMA Junkie’s John Morgan. No word on what ignited the situation.
Ali Abdelaziz slapped Dillon Danis backstage tonight at #UFC268 according to multiple people who witnessed the incident. Danis was then apparently removed from the building.
Reached out to @AliAbdelaziz00, but he declined to comment.
— John Morgan (@MMAjunkieJohn) November 7, 2021
Abdelaziz, who manages multiple fighters, was at the venue in support of competing fighters Frankie Edgar, Kamaru Usman, and Justin Gaethje.
After the alleged incident, Danis was asked to leave the premises but was not arrested.
Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping later tweeted about the incident which then prompted Danis to respond. The tweet has since been deleted but a screenshot was captured and posted on MMA Fighting. See below.
UFC officials have not made any comment on the altercation.
Danis made headlines after he was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct in New Jersey back in September after being choked out by a bouncer at a bar. Danis was unable to produce identification and got confrontational with staff.
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