- UFC star arrested by police in Miami Beach
- Irishman has been in trouble inside and outside the Octagon
UFC’s biggest star, Conor McGregor, has been arrested in Florida for stealing the phone of someone who was trying to take his photo. According to a Miami Beach police report, the 30-year-old was arrested on Monday afternoon and charged with strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief.
McGregor was leaving the Fontainebleau Miami Beach shortly after 5am when a 22-year-old man attempted to take his picture. Police say McGregor slapped the phone out of the man’s hand and then stamped on it several times. Investigators say McGregor then grabbed the phone and left the area. Police later found McGregor at a house in the Miami Beach area.
McGregor was being held on $12,500 bail. His lawyer, Samuel Rabin, said that his client “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.”
The Irishman the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion and the biggest draws in mixed martial arts. He returned to UFC last year after a hiatus during which he made his boxing debut, a loss to Floyd Mayweather that generated tens of millions of dollars.
McGregor was suspended from UFC for six months and fined $50,000 for a brawl after his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October. In July he pled guilty to disorderly conduct and was made to perform five days of community service to resolve charges stemming from a backstage melee at a New York City arena in which he was caught on camera hurling a hand truck at a bus full of fighters.