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Bellator’s Dillon Danis fined, suspended for Khabib clash at UFC 229

And then there were none.

Bellator MMA welterweight Dillon Danis was fined $7,500 and suspended seven months for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight melee involving UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, last October in Las Vegas, Nevada.

That’s according to a report from MMA Junkie.

While Danis was butt-bombed by “The Eagle” — much to the chagrin of Leonardo DiCaprio — his punishment is a result of his cageside antics (watch the video here). Heckling a fighter hopped up on adrenaline after the biggest fight of his life appears to be frowned upon by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Shaun Al-Shatti has more:

According to NAC officials, Danis’ suspension and fine were the result of an unsportsmanlike conduct charge, with commission representatives noting that Danis had to be physically restrained by security personnel on multiple occasions and used obscene gestures against Nurmagomedov and his team.

He was probably “just being a jerk.”

Danis was on location to support SBG Ireland teammate Conor McGregor, who succumbed to Nurmagomedov in the fourth-round of their lightweight title fight. Both McGregor and Nurmagomedov were suspended as well (more on that here and here).

Today's suspension is retroactive to Oct. 6, making Danis eligible to return on May 6.

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