Conor McGregor has been arrested in Miami, Florida after allegedly smashing the mobile phone of someone who was trying to take his photo.
According to a Miami Beach police report, per ESPN, McGregor was arrested on Monday afternoon and subsequently charged with strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief.
The police report states that as McGregor was leaving the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel, a 22-year old male attempted to take a picture with the former two-weight UFC champion. McGregor would then allegedly slap the phone out of the man’s hand and stomped on it several times before grabbing the phone and leaving the area.
Police later found McGregor at his local address and he has since been released on $12,500 bail.
WATCH: Footage from moments ago as MMA star #ConorMcGregor leaves jail in Miami-Dade County. He was arrested earlier today after allegedly smashing a man's phone and taking it. Read the latest here: https://t.co/EdMPjTYBMp pic.twitter.com/hDASDqwV3C
— CBS4 Miami (@CBSMiami) March 12, 2019
McGregor’s defence attorney, Sam Rabin, issued the following statement on Monday as obtained by ESPN:
“Last evening, Conor McGregor was involved in a minor altercation involving a cell phone that resulted in a call to law enforcement. Mr. McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation.”
McGregor is currently serving a six-month suspension from competition from the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) as a result of his actions in a post-fight brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229.
Per multiple reports, McGregor has also only recently completed 25 hours of community service in relation to his guilty plea stemming from his attack on a UFC charter bus in Brooklyn last year.