| 4°C Dublin

Disturbance Conor McGregor’s training partner charged after alleged incident at Jersey Shore bar

After the video surfaced on Monday, Danis posted a message on Twitter which reads: "You need people like me"

Close

A still from the video showing the alleged incident

A still from the video showing the alleged incident

A still from the video showing the alleged incident

Conor McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis has been charged with disorderly conduct after an alleged incident at a Jersey Shore bar. 

On Monday, a video surfaced showing what appears to be the Bellator welterweight being handcuffed and taken into custody by police outside of an establishment in Seaside, New Jersey.

The video was posted by renown jiu-jitsu practitioner Tom DeBlass.

According to court summons obtained by MMA Fighting, the alleged incident took place at the Beachcomber Bar and Grill.

The summons states that Danis allegedly “created a disturbance” at the bar that was witnessed by the reporting officer, according to an attached incident report.

A spokesperson for the court in Seaside Heights, New Jersey confirmed the charge on Tuesday and Danis is due in Seaside Heights Municipal Court on October 19.

After the video surfaced on Monday, Danis posted a message on Twitter which reads: “You need people like me.”

Danis (28) who hasn’t fought since June 2019, is known for his association with former two-division UFC champion McGregor.

He withdrew from a fight in January 2020 after suffering a knee injury assisting McGregor prepare for his UFC 246 match against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

He was famously the target of former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov following his win over McGregor at UFC 229 in October 2018 when the Dagestani scaled the Octagon fence and went after Danis in the crowd at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Close

McGregor (left) and Dannis

McGregor (left) and Dannis

McGregor (left) and Dannis

Sunday World Newsletter

Sign up for the latest news and updates

This field is required This field is required

Nurmagomedov later revealed that he wasn't a fan of McGregor's corner talking trash to him. In retaliation, he wanted to hurt the Irishman by going after his friends.

In an episode of Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson, the former UFC lightweight champ said:

"I see some his corners like talk with me and I think oh, I have to bite his heart you know."

Danis is one of the most popular fighters today despite having only two professional fights under his belt. His popularity is often attributed to his relationship with the Irish megastar, his rivalry with YouTube sensation Jake Paul and run-ins with several UFC fighters.

The YouTuber has long feuded Danis and they even clashed in Los Angeles after Paul launched water balloons at him in December.

Paul did offer Conor McGregor's training partner a fight in March, but the Bellator welterweight was injured with an ongoing knee problem.

The social media sensation has since appeared to move on from the rivalry, but warned it could be settled outside of the ring.

Paul (24) said on the Last Stand Podcast: “I think it could happen, but again, it’s like he’s not a striker.

"So you know after I beat Tyron, it’s like 'wow he just knocked out a five-time UFC champion who has knockout power'.

"'Now he’s going up against some Jiu-Jitsu guy who isn’t a striker', like it’s a hard sell for that fight. I think I’m going to handle that one in the streets."

Danis hit back on Twitter: "I’ll put any about of money I dance on his head in any kind of fight this bitch is all talk."

Download the Sunday World app

Now download the free app for all the latest Sunday World News, Crime, Irish Showbiz and Sport. Available on Apple and Android devices


Privacy