Dillon Danis will face music next week for his role in the infamous UFC 229 fight.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission must consider a disciplinary complaint filed against the Bellator's welterweight "or, instead, a hearing on the draft arbitration agreement" at a meeting on Monday. Las Vegas, according to an agenda published today by the commission.
Danis, 25, has been temporarily suspended pending the outcome of the hearing. Last month, his teammate Conor McGregor was suspended for six months and fined $ 50,000 for his role in the fight. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who started the scrum by attacking Danis, was sentenced to nine months and fined $ 500,000.
Nurmagomedov denounced the NSAC and refused to participate in an anti-bullying message of public interest that would have reduced the suspension period by three months.
Danis said his Bellator career was on hold until his case was resolved with the commission. Reservations for the last two months have been canceled due to his legal problems, he said. Twitter.
another bellator reserved me for which I could not fight because of my suspension in progress, I will be back soon thanks to the patience of everyone
A training partner and jiu-jitsu coach for McGregor, Danis made his professional debut as an MMA last April with Kyle Walker's first-round bid. A decorated grappling hook, its flashy appearance and social media posts at McGregor have attracted many online opponents.
After signing with Bellator in March 2017, Danis claimed to be the highest paid fighter on the Viacom promotion list.
At UFC 229, Nurmagomedov jumped over the fence of the octagon to kick Danis. The two men briefly exchanged punches on the floor of the arena. Security officials quickly separated them, but McGregor engaged with Nurmagomedov's guards, extending the scrum for several seconds.
Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov, two of Nurmagomedov's players, were also suspended for a year for their role in the fray.
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