UFC Fighter McGregor Arrested on Charges of Felony Strong-Armed Robbery and Criminal Mischief
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – March 12, 2019
UFC competitor and boxer Conor McGregor has been arrested in South Florida for smashing and stealing the cellphone of a man taking pictures of him, according to a Miami Beach police report. The 30-year-old McGregor was arrested on Monday afternoon and charged with robbery and criminal mischief. The MMA star was leaving the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel shortly after 5 am when a 22-year-old man attempted to take a picture of him, the police report said.
The fan tried to take a picture with the fighter with a cell phone, but McGregor slapped the phone out of the fan's hand and stomped on it several times.
MBPD has arrested and charged McGregor with strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief, both felonies, according to MBPD Twitter.
MBPD has arrested and charged Conor McGregor, DOB: 7/14/88, with Strong Arm Robbery and Criminal Mischief, both felonies. Please see arrest report and booking photo below. No additional information will be provided. pic.twitter.com/9HdkRWPnd8— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) March 12, 2019
The former dual weight UFC champion was eventually released later on Monday from Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on $12,500 bail and escorted to a black SUV before being driven back to his Miami Beach Mansion.
Accompanied by a picture of him leaving jail and wearing some very dodgy sandals, jogging bottoms and a t-shirt that reads, ''When I say something is going to happen it's going to happen. McGregor is back," he thanked his fans for their support.
McGregor was previously fined $50,000 and still serving a six month ban from UFC for his involvement in the melee that took place after his defeat at the hands of Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October.
Last April, McGregor was charged with assault, attempted assault, and criminal mischief after he and others allegedly stormed the bus the Dagestani fighter was on along with a number of fighters on the card, causing injuries to Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa and generally disrupting the whole card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Two athletes were injured and unable to fight at the UFC 223 event two nights later.