Conor McGregor charged with ‘strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief’ in Miami
MMA fighter ‘stomped’ on fan’s phone several times before walking away with it
Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor has been charged by police after stamping on a fan’s mobile phone.
Miami beach police said McGregor slapped the victim’s phone out of his hands and “stomped on it several times” after the man attempted to take a picture of the MMA star.
The report added: “The defendant then picked up the victim’s phone and walked away with it”.
McGregor has been charged with “strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief” after the incident outside the Fontainebleau Hotel on Monday.
The Miami Herald reported McGregor’s defence lawyer, Samuel Rabin, said in a statement 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 co-operation.”