So, the 'Notorious' Irishman has made headlines for his encounter with the law, yet again! This time for allegedly strong-armed robbery and misdemeanor and criminal mischief against an English civilian during his stay in Miami, Florida.
According to MMA Fighting, Conor McGregor, the former UFC two-division champion, was charged on two counts for allegedly smashing the civilian's phone on Monday, outside a famous Miami Beach hotel as confirmed by the Miami Beach Police Department.
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
Based on the arrest affidavit, both McGregor and the English citizen named Ahmed Abdirzak were exiting the hotel around half-past-five in the morning when the latter tried to capture the fighter's image with his phone. Displeased with the incident, McGregor decided to deal with the fan on his own.
He snatched the phone out of the hands of Abdirzak, threw it on the ground, stomped on it a couple of times while causing a great amount of damage to the device and finally picked it up and walked away with it.
After a case was filed against the Irishman, his attorney Samuel Rabin issued a statement on the incident: “Last evening Conor McGregor was involved in a minor altercation over a cell phone that resulted in a call to law enforcement. Mr McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation.”
Twitter rewarded the formal champion in the most 'Conor McGregor' way possible, by roasting him online:
BREAKING: Conor McGregor Does A Conor McGregor— WWN (@WhispersNewsLTD) March 11, 2019
Fucking love Conor McGregor but he does himself no favours at allð— Connor Marshall (@ConnorM1872) March 11, 2019
Conor McGregor got arrested for stealing and smashing a fans phone. This is no way to treat Dillon Danis.— MMA Roasted (@MMARoasted) March 11, 2019
"Mr. McGregor sir, do you think i can get a pic with the champ champ?"
Alternative headline: Conor McGregor gave a fan a surprise phone upgrade first thing this morning in Miami.— Mike Chiappetta MMA (@MikeChiappetta) March 11, 2019
Conor McGregor has now more arrests than wins in the last 3 years.— Mofasa (@hakkar2k) March 11, 2019
No stranger to police stations, massive fines and bad media, McGregor was charged with two counts of felony in Brooklyn for throwing a dolly out through a bus window and ended up pleading guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in order to avoid jail time last July.
He is also currently undergoing a 6-month ban and has already paid a hefty fine worth $50,000 for the widely covered altercation with his opponent, Khabib Nurmagomedov that took place last year. After losing to the Russian via submission in the fourth round, Nurmagomedov leaped out of the octagon and attacked McGregor's entourage as a response of months of bullying and unfriendly behaviour displayed by Team McGregor towards Khabib, his coach and the rest of his squad.