McGregor arrested in Florida after fan’s phone smashed
(Reuters) – Conor McGregor was arrested in Miami Beach on Monday after a fan said the Irish mixed martial arts fighter smashed his phone and walked off with the shattered remains, police records show.
McGregor, 30, was booked into a correctional centre on suspicion of robbery and criminal mischief, according to an arrest affidavit. The incident took place shortly after 5am (0900 GMT) on Monday. McGregor was later released on a $125,000 bond, the Miami Herald reported.
Samuel Rabin Jr, a Miami-based attorney representing the MMA fighter, said the fighter was involved in a “minor altercation involving a cellphone” and would cooperate fully with police, the Herald reported.
The arrest report, which did not identify McGregor by name, said “the victim attempted to take a picture of the defendant with his cell phone” outside a hotel.
“The defendant slapped the victim’s phone out of his hand, causing it to fall to the floor. The defendant then stomped on the victim’s phone several times, damaging it,” the report said, adding that the device was valued at $1,000.
MMA fighter was charged in April 2018 with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief after police said he attacked a charter bus in New York carrying UFC fighters, .
He later pleaded guilty to a reduced disorderly conduct charge.
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Earlier, Chaos erupted after Khabib Nurmagomedov retained his UFC lightweight title with a submission victory over Ireland’s Conor McGregor on Saturday with members of his support team arrested after an all-in brawl broke out after the bout.
The Russian ended McGregor’s attempt to win back the title when he sealed a brutal submission victory with a rear naked choke hold in the fourth round, which then sparked a mass brawl.
Fights broke out in and around the cage, with a red-shirted fan landing several blows on McGregor before secu