Video: Dillon Danis Arrested in Seaside Heights, New Jersey

BJJ black belt and undefeated MMA fighter Dillon Danis did not seem to have a great weekend.

First, top pound-for-pound grappler and frequent Danis antagonizer Gordon Ryan posted what appeared to be a mugshot of Danis, showing that he had been arrested by the Seaside Heights, NJ police. That post has since been taken down.

On Monday, BJJ black belt and top coach Tom DeBlass posted a video of what appears to be Danis being apprehended by police outside of a bar. The man in the video looks like Danis, with the same hair color, style, and clothing of the image first posted by Ryan.

At the time of this writing, no details have been released regarding Danis’ arrest or the circumstances surrounding it.

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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