Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor was recently arrested in Miami for allegedly slapping a phone out of a man’s hand and stomping on it. Now there’s video that allegedly shows the incident. The actual stomp seems to happen just off screen, but it’s apparently audible. The UFC fighter is wearing a blue shirt and white pants.
“Let me get my phone, man,” says alleged victim Ahmed Abdirzak. He told TMZ, which had obtained the footage, that he was just trying to take a picture of the fighter. McGregor reportedly pretended to want a handshake, but that was a trick: he instead grabbed the phone, said Abdirzak.
If that’s really McGregor, it won’t do any favors for the former UFC champion in court. Police arrested him Monday following the incident, which allegedly took place as he was leaving the Fontainebleau Hotel. The alleged victim said he tried to take a picture of McGregor with a phone, but the UFC star allegedly slapped it out of his hand and stomped the phone several times. Cops said McGregor then picked up the damaged item and walked away with it.
The victim said this phone cost $1,000.
Conor McGregor has been released from a Miami-Dade County jail, per a police spokesperson. He posted his bond of $12,500 at approximately 10 pm et, they said. Next for him will be a court appearance but the spokesperson said they didn’t know when that will be yet.
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The arraignment was later scheduled for April 10, according to MMA Fighting. McGregor’s attorney told the outlet this was a “minor altercation over a cell phone,” and said his client will cooperate with law enforcement.
This isn’t McGregor’s first run-in with the law. He recently completed community service as part of a plea deal for an altercation at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center in April.
[Mugshot via Miami-Dade County]