Dillon Danis has finally explained what happened at the UFC 229 post-fight brawl
We'd almost forgotten about this whole thing...
UFC 229 feels like it took place an entire lifetime ago.
It really does feel like an eternity since Khabib Nurmagomedov comfortably beat Conor McGregor, which resulted in all hell breaking loose after the fight.
Khabib jumped the fence to attack McGregor's teammate Dillon Danis, while two of his teammates attacked McGregor himself.
Danis is currently serving a seven months ban from competing, and he was also fined $7,500 for his part in the UFC 229 brawl.
Since the incident took place, there has been some doubt regarding what actually happened, and what Danis' involvement was in the brawl.
And on Monday, he took to Ariel Helwani's MMA podcast to clear the air.
In his first public interview since the incident, he adamantly said that the rumours that he had used a racial slur towards Khabib were entirely false: "That's very disheartening. I have very close friends that are Muslim and many religions. That really hurt me actually. I would never say anything like that."
He also said that that one of Khabib’s managers was pushing him from behind, and that he got spit all over him from Khabib throwing his mouthpiece at him before the brawl broke.
He also said that he doesn’t think the beef between his team & Khabib’s team will ever end, and says that "Conor vs. Khabib will 100% happen again & McGregor will win."
In the interview, he also said that he would put up $1 million of his own money to fight Ben Askren, calling it the "easiest fight ever".
He then announced that he had a fight arranged with Max Humphrey for Bellator 221.