Dillon Danis Ejected From UFC 268, Slapped by Manager Ali Abdelaziz

Dillon Danis is having a rough few weeks. At Saturday’s UFC 268 at Madison Square Garden, Danis was slapped by noted MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz, after which Danis was ejected from the venue. News of the incident was reported by MMA Junkie’s John Morgan.

Perhaps MMA’s most well-known manager, Abdelaziz is the founder and president of Dominance MMA, and manages a number of high-profile fighters that competed at UFC 268, including main event winner Kamaru Usman, as well as fight of the night winner Justin Gaethje.

The incident comes just weeks after Danis’ arrest at a Jersey Shore bar. Watch video of that altercation here.

A black belt under Marcelo Garcia and an ADCC veteran, Dillon Danis is widely known for his association with Conor McGregor, serving as McGregor’s training partner and corner man for the past several years. Danis has been out of competition since earning his second professional MMA win in June 2019 at Bellator 222. He has been even more absent in competitive grappling, having last competed in the 2017 ADCC where he went 1-2, losing to Gordon Ryan and Mahamed Aly.

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