Shelved UFC lightweight contender Conor McGregor made the headlines on Monday for another run-in with the law. “The Notorious” was arrested in Florida and subsequently charged with strong-arm robbery and misdemeanor criminal mischief after allegedly smashing a fan’s phone outside a Miami Beach hotel.
According to reports, McGregor was in South Beach celebrating his mother’s 60th birthday when the incident took place. The alleged victim, Ahmed Abdirzak of England, was said to be taking a photo of McGregor with his phone, which the former UFC champion was not pleased about.
It was then when McGregor supposedly slapped the phone out of Abdirzak’s hand to the floor, stomped on it a few times, picked it up and walked away with it. The phone was said to be valued at $1,000.
McGregor was detained at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on $12,500 bond. Shortly after the incident, his attorney Samuel Rabin released an official statement to MMA Fighting.
“Last evening Conor McGregor was involved in a minor altercation over a cell phone that resulted in a call to law enforcement. Mr. McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation.”
David Ovalle of the Miami Herald also bared more details regarding McGregor’s arrest and current status.
Conor won't be spending the night in jail. He'll post standard bond soon, and then his arraignment in Miami-Dade circuit court will be in 21 days.— David Ovalle (@DavidOvalle305) March 11, 2019
In case you're wondering, surveillance footage and other evidence normally doesn't become public in Florida until prosecutors give it to the defense, sometime after arraignment 21 days after arrest.— David Ovalle (@DavidOvalle305) March 11, 2019
McGregor is still dealing with his involvement in the UFC 229 brawl that took place right after his main event fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. He was given a six-month suspension retroactive to October 6th, along with a $50,000 fine.