When you're a jiu-jitsu black belt, respected MMA coach and a professional fighter, getting choked out by a bouncer after a night out clubbing isn't exactly a good look for your credentials.
I mean, getting choked out by a bouncer - no matter who you are - isn't a good look full stop.
Well, that's exactly what happened to Conor McGregor's teammate and jiu-jitsu coach Dillon Danis who recently found himself in a rear naked choke after getting into an altercation with a bar doorman.
Footage of the Danis getting choked out by an untrained security guard spread like wildfire on social media and the Bellator star was subsequently charged with disorderly conduct.
Now, for the first time since the viral incident, Danis has broken his silence and shed some light on the events that unfolded that evening.
Appearing on "The MMA Hour", Danis explained that he wasn't carrying a wallet with him because it was his friend's wedding and they were taking pictures all day.
So when the bouncer - who has now been identified as a bloke named Chance - asked for his ID, Danis was unable to provide it.
"The funny thing is he said I Googled myself," Danis told Ariel Helwani.
"I showed him my age and my passport. I showed him my vaccination card. I was just like, I don't have my wallet on me because we were taking pictures all day.
"These guys start getting confrontational... then, they bring a bunch of the bartenders from inside, I swear it's like nine people and they surround me.
"These guys were so egotistical, they're just trying to fight me. Nine of them circled me so I'm just like, 'No one touch me and we don't have a problem.'
"This one guy keeps tapping me on my head and is like, 'What happens if I do touch you?' I was like, 'This f**king guy, bro.' I was like, 'Bro, stop. I'm just trying to have fun, please don't do that.' He goes, 'Okay, I'm going to do it again.' He starts tapping me on the forehead. So then, a fight ensued."
Danis was hesitant to reveal too much information, claiming that the entire incident was still under investigation with authorities.
What he did mention, though, was that the person who initially said he was under arrest while trying to tackle him wasn't actually a police officer at all.
"He's in trouble for impersonating an officer, there's like a whole thing that is going to court," Danis added.
"It will all get taken care of. That's not even the guy that was touching me, he wasn't even involved."
The 28-year-old was ultimately arrested and taken to jail, although it seems he wasn't behind bars for too long.
"All the cops were on my side, to be honest," Danis said.
"They put me in for like 20 minutes and then the cops drove us to another party."
Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Instagram/@dillondanis
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