Conor McGregor Makes First Statement After His Arrest For Destroying Fan’s Phone In Miami

Written by on March 12, 2019

Fourth Estate Staff

Miami Beach, FL, United States (4E) – Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor was arrested in South Florida after smashing a fan’s phone in South Florida on Monday.

According to a Miami Beach police report, McGregor was exiting the Fontainebleau Hotel at around 5 a.m. local time when a 22-year-old man attempted to take a photo of him using his cellphone. The MMA star then “slapped the phone out of the man’s hand” and stomping on it when it fell on the floor.

Police said that he then took the phone, which was valued at $1,000, and left the vicinity.

Al Jazeera reports that McGregor was charged with robbery and criminal mischief. He was later released from the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center after posting a $12,500 bail bond.

His lawyer, Samuel J. Rabin Jr., said the Irishman pledges his full cooperation to the case.

McGregor has been staying in South Florida as he prepares to return to the UFC ring after his six-month suspension from the sport.

Meanwhile, McGregor remained positive despite the arrest. After his release, he took to Instagram to post a photo with the caption, “Patience in this world is a virtue I continue to work on. I love my fans dearly. Thank you all.”

The incident in Miami is not the Notorious MMA’s first run in with the US justice system. In April 2018, he was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief in New York after throwing a moving dolly through a window of a bus carrying UFC fighters, thereafter causing injury to the passengers.

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