UFC fighter Dillon Danis attacked in bar brawl

Shocking video has emerged of UFC fighter Dillon Danis getting punched in the face in a nightclub fight.

A brawl erupted after the star was attacked at The Box in New York City on Sunday, June 30, 2019.

The disturbing footage was shot by a fellow reveller who fled the venue as the fight erupted.

"Dillon was just sitting down relaxing and that shirtless guy with the yellow garland just attacked him," said the source, who did not wish to be named.

"I was scared...it was vicious."

"You're not supposed to take any photos or videos at all in The Box, they throw you out immediately if they see you doing that, but I'm a UFC fan and I knew that was Dillon Danis, so when I saw things were starting to get aggressive I pulled out my phone real quick."

"Then I ran right out of there. All the security rushed in and loads of people, including Dillon, ran outside with me."

"The fight happened right before the show was about to start, I missed the show because of it, I didn't want to go back in there after that."

"I didn't hang around to see if the cops got called, I wanted to get as far away from there as possible."

On its website The Box is described as a 'unique and exclusive club' featuring nightly shows that combine music, theater, burlesque and erotica.

Representatives from The Box did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Danis, 25, is yet to make any public statement about the alleged attack.

On June 28 he tweeted: "Being the most hated athlete in the world isn't easy but f**k what people think I'm just doing me."