Shortly after submitting Conor McGregor at UFC 229 on Saturday night, UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov climbed out of the Octagon and dive-bombed McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis. Nurmagomedov and Danis then engaged in a brief fight, as McGregor began to scuffle with Nurmagomedov’s entourage inside the Octagon.
Despite this wild scuffle, Dillon Danis was reportedly out enjoying Las Vegas’ night life shortly thereafter. This according to top UFC featherweight contender Brian Ortega.
“He came up to me and he was like ‘hey man,'” Brian Ortega told TMZ of his night out with Dillon Danis. “At first I was like damn, what are you doing here — especially alone. I was like this guy’s a savage right now. He had a hood on, trying to be low key, but he came up to me, he was respectful, he was like ‘hey man, you’re holding it down for the jiu jitsu community, you’re doing your thing, I admire you, I appreciate it.’ He was cool about the whole situation.”
“He wouldn’t really tell me much [about the brawl],” Ortega continued. “He was like, ‘yeah man, shit got crazy. These guys started throwing, I started throwing.’ One of his eyes was swollen. He was just telling me he got a concussion, so he got down too man. After that, he was going to walk out by himself, and I told my boy, I go ‘make sure this guy gets out of here alright,’ cause, you know, there seemed to be some Russians in that club. So I was like ‘make sure this guy gets out safely.’ Cause the last thing you want is this guy getting jumped going out.”
Do you think it was wise for Dillon Danis to hit the club after being involved in the wild brawl that followed the UFC 229 main event?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 10/9/2018.