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.

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Jun 14, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Dillon Danis (red gloves) before his fight against Max Humphrey (not pictured) during Bellator 222 at Madison Square Garden. Danis won the fight. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA
LAS VEGAS, CA - OCTOBER 06: Conor McGregor coach McGregor coach Dillon Danis is escorted out of the arena after Khabib Nurmagomedov attacked him. Nurmagomedov went after Danis after beating Conor McGregor during their fight at UFC 229 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Friday, Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 06: Dillon Danis, trainer of Conor McGregor, is involved in a post-fight incident after McGregor's loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 28: Dillon Danis attends CC Sabathia's PitCChIn Foundation Celebrity Softball Game at Yankee Stadium on June 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cassidy Sparrow/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, CA - OCTOBER 06: Conor McGregor coach McGregor coach Dillon Danis is escorted out of the arena after Khabib Nurmagomedov attacked him. Nurmagomedov went after Danis after beating Conor McGregor during their fight at UFC 229 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Friday, Oct. 6, 2018. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 24: Dillon Danis, Cristiano Ronaldo and Connor McGregor attend Jennifer Lopez's birthday at Nobu Villa Atop Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace on July 24, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
Jun 14, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Dillon Danis (red gloves) fights Max Humphrey (blue gloves) during Bellator 222 at Madison Square Garden. Danis won the fight. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA
Jun 14, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Dillon Danis after his win over Max Humphrey during Bellator 222 at Madison Square Garden. Danis won the fight. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Dillon Danis, right, fights Kyle Walker in a mixed martial arts bout for the welterweight at Bellator 198, Saturday, April 28, 2018, in Rosemont, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Dillon Danis, right, fights Kyle Walker in a mixed martial arts welterweight bout at Bellator 198, Saturday, April 28, 2018, in Rosemont, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
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"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."

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