UPDATED 2019/03/12 4:00PM
MMA fighter Conor McGregor has been arrested again. The pro fighter was brought in for allegedly smashing the phone of a fan outside of a hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.
According to TMZ, at 5AM Monday morning, Conor and the owner of the phone were walking out of the hotel at the same time, at which point the fan attempted to snap a picture of McGregor. McGregor did not take too kindly to the impromptu photoshoot and slapped the victim’s phone out of his hand, which caused the phone to fall to the ground. Then, McGregor stomped on the device multiple times, damaging it. He finally picked up the phone and walked away with it. The incident was captured on a surveillance video.
McGregor apparently went back to the home he is staying in while in Miami. The alleged victim filed a report with the police, who then went to the home and arrested him in the evening.
McGregor was booked for robbery/strong arm and criminal mischief over $1,000 and was held on $12,500 bail. McGregor posted bail, and his attorney released a statement on the arrest:
“Last evening Conor McGregor was involved 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.”