Dillon Danis will be banned from cornering Conor McGregor at UFC 246 unless he pays a fine

Dillon Danis and Conor McGregor

In just six days time, Conor McGregor will step back into the Octagon for the first time in well-over a year.

The Notorious took the whole of 2019 out of the game, a year that was plagued with legal troubles for him, but he's ready to return in Las Vegas this weekend.

He will go toe-to-toe with an absolute veteran of the sport in Donald Cerrone, a man who has the most finishes in UFC history and is prolonging his career at the age of 36.

Cowboy may have been defeated twice in a row to Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje, but it will not be a walk in the park for McGregor, and a lot will be expected of him on his return to the welterweight division.

The celebrities will no doubt be flocking to Vegas for the bout, but one man who won't be there - at the side of the Octagon anyway - is Dillon Danis.

Danis is usually in the corner of McGregor and the Jiu-Jitsu fighter has been Conor's grappling partner since 2016.

But he got himself into a bit of a skirmish at McGregor's last bout - that infamous 2018 battle with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.

Dillon Danis was involved in a brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229

The Russian jumped the cage after winning the fight, then went straight for Danis, who was allegedly provoking the champion.

A melee ensued and it was quickly split up, but Danis has not paid what he owes the state of Nevada for being a part of the brawl - and that's why he won't be at UFC 246.

Until he pays the $7,500 he owes to the state, he is banned from being a part of McGregor's corner for the Cerrone clash.

If McGregor really wants Danis there, he would surely pay the measly amount to set him free.

Danis is actually carving out a career for himself in Bellator, but there's no doubt he'd still love to be by Conor's side for his comeback.

Just pay the fine, Dillon!

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