Dillon Danis, Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC 229

Dillon Danis looks back on UFC 229 brawl: ‘It was mayhem’

After Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor in the fourth round at UFC 229 a post-fight brawl happened. The Russian champion jumped out of the Octagon at Dillon Danis who was in the Irishman’s corner. Also, two of Khabib’s friends went into the Octagon to try and fight McGregor. It was mayhem.

Yet, Danis says the brawl did not go down how everyone thinks it did. Rather, he says Nurmagomedov never touched him and he gave a detailed look at what happened.

“No, he didn’t connect,” Danis said to The Schmo (via MMA Junkie). “You know what’s funny, when he jumped over the thing, and he had his feet and his arms up, so like, he didn’t really know what he was going to hit me with. So I was like, am I going to get kicked right now or punched? I kind of just blocked then I hit him with a right hand. And, then I remember him coming forward, and I was uppercutting him, and then he was just trying to run away, and I was trying to grab his head.

“It was just a whole mayhem and then everybody was getting punched, and cops were going all over the place, and … he didn’t touch me at all. I remember hitting him with a good amount of shots, and then I just remember him trying to pull away and run away from me, and I was trying to cup his head and uppercut him. But it was mayhem. Everything happened so fast.”

For the brawl, Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dillon Danis, Zubaira Tukhugov, and Abubakar Nurmagomedov all got suspended for their actions. Bellator president called it a black eye for the sport. Yet, Danis says it wasn’t as bad as everyone made it out to be as Nurmagomedov didn’t even touch him.

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Cole Shelton
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