Video: Dillon Danis scuffles with KSI, takes punch from Anthony Taylor in brawl at DAZN event

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Dillon Danis continued to stir up drama in the combat sports world on Friday.

After getting into a heated and nearly physical encounter with MMA star Nate Diaz outside of Madison Square Garden in New York this past weekend at UFC 281, Danis found himself in multiple more confrontational situations a few days later.

Danis, who was in Austin, Texas for Saturday’s “DAZN X Series 0003 Misfits Boxing'” event, came face-to-face with YouTube standout and part-time boxer KSI. The pair exchanged words, and KSI dared Danis to put hands on him while they were surrounded by media members.

It didn’t take long for Danis to oblige, because he slapped the hat off KSI’s head to spark a scuffle that was quickly deescalated by security.

Check out the video above.

As Danis was escorted outside, he was led into another headed situation. MMA and boxing veteran Anthony Taylor, who has been a past training partner of Jake Paul, and a gaggle of others were outside the hotel, and the emotions blew up from there.

Taylor chased after Danis in the midst of a crowd and landed a right hand that caused the decorated jiu-jitsu fighter and two-time Bellator veteran to briefly stumble backward. He got into it with another fighter before space was created.

Ultimately, Danis was ushered out of the area as things simmered, and he made his way further from the situation.

Check out the video of the outside scuffle below (via Twitter):

Danis, 29, is a former training partner of two-time UFC champ Conor McGregor. He hasn’t competed since June 2019, however, after taking time off and suffering a blown out knee.

Bellator president Scott Coker was asked on Thursday about Danis’ fighting future in his promotion, but he said there has been no movement.

“I don’t have an update on Dillon – I really don’t,” Coker told MMA Junkie. “If fighters are going to fight for free, please give me a call. You’re a professional athlete, you should be fighting in the cage for money. But we’ve been having a hard time getting him in the cage.”

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie