Bouncer Who Choked Dillon Danis Explains What Went Down at the Bar

Published 09/27/2021, 8:09 AM EDT


Bellator fighter Dillon Danis recently got arrested at Beachcomber Bar and Grill in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. Following the incident, things went worse for Danis, as a video of him struggling with the bouncer went viral. The Bouncer named Chance, who has been working in the profession for two years, can be seen choking the Bellator fighter.

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Recently, Chance explained the entire altercation with Danis in an interview. He said, “I’m like, Sorry, bro, you’re not getting in. I need an ID. And then he says, Oh, you don’t know who I am? Sorry, dude, I don’t know who you are. So I need an ID.’ So then he googles himself and shows me the Google page, and I’m like, That’s not an ID, bro. I need a driver’s license, passport, something so I know how old you are.’

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He added, “After that, he started getting a little agitated or whatever that I didn’t know who he was and stuff. That’s when he is like, ‘Don’t touch me, don’t touch me,’. While they’re having their whole conversation, I walk behind these guys. And that’s when Dillon tried to throw a punch. It wasn’t a great punch. He tried throwing a punch, missed it, and that’s when I grabbed him by his neck, pulled him down. Usually, whenever I do that, I’m legitimately choking you out for a second or two until you realize the situation you’re in. In the video, you see him tap and everything, and you all right, man? Are you good? And he gives me like a little thumbs up, so I just bear-hugged him a little bit until the cops got everybody else under control and could give me a hand.”

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Dillon Danis and His Brief MMA Career

American fighter Dillon Danis fights in the promotion named Bellator. He is a longtime friend and training partner of the former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor.

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The 2-0 record holder is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He made his Bellator debut in 2018 and won both his fights via submission. However, he is yet to enter the octagon after his last fight in 2019.

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Danis was scheduled to fight at Bellator 238 in January 2020. However, he withdrew from the card after suffering a knee injury while helping McGregor prepare for his UFC 246 fight against Donald Cerrone. He underwent knee surgery in March 2020. And as of now, it isn’t clear when he will return to fighting.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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