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UFC's Conor McGregor arrested in Florida for breaking fan's phone

McGregor, 30, was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami on suspicion of 'strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief'

UFC fighter Conor McGregor appears in a police booking photo at Miami-Dade County Jail in Miami, Florida. Reuters
UFC fighter Conor McGregor appears in a police booking photo at Miami-Dade County Jail in Miami, Florida. Reuters

Conor McGregor was arrested in Miami Beach on Monday after a fan said the Irish mixed martial arts fighter smashed his phone and then walked off with the shattered remains, police records show.

McGregor, 30, was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami on suspicion of "strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief", according to an arrest affidavit.

"The victim and the defendant were exiting the Fountainbleau Hotel and the victim attempted to take a picture of the defendant with his cell phone," the arrest report said, without identifying the second man's name.

"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.

The victim, a 22-year-old from Slough, Greater London, said the phone was worth around US$1,000 dollars (Dh3,673), the Press Association reported.

The incident took place shortly after 5am local time on Monday. McGregor was taken into custody later on Monday.

The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion 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, throwing a moving dolly through a window and injuring other fighters.

He later pleaded guilty to a reduced disorderly conduct charge.

Updated: March 12, 2019 08:55 AM

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