Video shows Bellator's Dillon Danis punched at New York nightclub; brawl ensues

A video shows Bellator prospect Dillon Danis being punched by a man at a New York nightclub where a brawl ensued after the attack.

The video, obtained by the Daily Mail, shows the incident from early Sunday morning at The Box, a burlesque club, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In it, you see Danis standing at a table when a man without a shirt jumps over a group of people to punch Danis in the face. Danis immediately attempts to retaliate with an open-hand slap but falls to the ground. Screaming can be heard in the background as a brawl erupts.

An unnamed eyewitness told the Daily Mail, “I was scared. It was vicious. Dillon was just sitting down relaxing, and that shirtless guy with the yellow garland just attacked him. …

“All the security rushed in, and loads of people, including Dillon, ran outside with me.”

It’s unknown if any arrests were made or legal action has been taken.

In a text message to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Danis simply said of the incident: “Another day in the life of Pablo.”

Danis, a teammate and good friend of UFC star Conor McGregor, is coming off a submission win in his second professional fight. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace put on a clinic before submitting Max Humphrey in the first round of their 175-pound catchweight fight last month at Bellator 222.

It was Danis’ first fight in over a year after serving a seven-month suspension for his role in the infamous UFC 229 brawl in which Khabib Nurmagomedov jumped the octagon cage and attacked him.

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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