Conor McGregor will be without one of his training partners and jiu-jitsu instructor, Dillon Danis, at UFC 246 for his fight against Donald Cerrone on Jan. 18.

That’s according to MMA reporter Kevin Iole, who says Danis still owes the state of Nevada $7,500 in fines.

It stems from penalties levied against him for his part in the now-infamous brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October of 2018.

“According to Bob Bennett, @dillondanis owes state of Nevada, NOT the athletic commission, $7,500 from his punishment in the #McGregorKhabib brawl at #UFC229,” read the tweet.

“He will not be allowed to work @TheNotoriousMMA’s corner at #UFC246 until he pays the fine.

Interestingly enough, most would assume he was banned for simply antagonizing Khabib and being part of the cause for the melee. While it’s connected, if Danis pays the fees, he can corner Conor.

Dillon does claim to be the highest-paid fighter under the Bellator umbrella, so $7,500 should be nothing for him.

That, or perhaps McGregor can shell out the coin for his friend since he was defending his honor. It’s not like McGregor is hurting for money.

Danis recently revealed that Conor’s jiu-jitsu has improved drastically, and that we could be in store to see his ground game in action in a week.

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