A Bellator fighter suffocated by security


A new video of the arrest of Bellator fighter Dillon Danis shows the former world champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in an unflattering light.

Danis, a longtime friend and training partner of Conor McGregor, was arrested and charged with disorderly driving after an alleged incident that took place at a bar in Seaside Heights, NJ, according to MMA Fight, who cited a subpoena. Danis allegedly “created a disturbance” at the Beachcomber Bar and Grill, which led to his arrest.

Details of the arrest came a day after a video was released of Danis grappling with police and security as he is handcuffed, lifted off the ground and taken into custody.

A new eyewitness video appeared on social media moments before Danis, 28, was kidnapped on Wednesday. The video shows a security guard applying what looks like a rear choke to overpower Danis, who appears to be typing.

You can see the video below:

In previous footage, Danis wears a brace on his right leg on the outside of his pants. An injury prevented Danis, a decorated black belt from the BJJ, from taking off his MMA career.

Danis, who is 2-0 with two submissions in his professional career, was due to fight in January 2020 at the Bellator 238, but he withdrew from the card after injuring his knee while helping McGregor to recover. prepare for his UFC 246 fight against Donald Cerrone. Danis underwent reconstructive surgery in March 2020. It is not known whether the corset worn by Danis is on his initially injured leg or if he sustained a new injury.

According to MMA Fighting, Danis is scheduled to appear in Seaside Heights City Court on October 19.



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