MMA fighter Conor McGregor has been arrested after he allegedly smashed a fan’s phone outside a nightclub in Miami Beach.
McGregor, 30, is facing charges of misdemeanor criminal mischief and strong-armed robbery.
According to an arrest report obtained by the Miami Herald, McGregor and the fan were leaving the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel, home to the LIV nightclub, just after 5am Monday.
Surveillance footage allegedly shows McGregor slapping the fan’s phone out of his hand as he was taking a photo and then stomped on it several times.
McGregor then picked up the $1,000 phone and walked away with it, police say.
MMA fighter Conor McGregor has been arrested after he allegedly smashed a fan’s phone outside a nightclub in Miami Beach. He is pictured in his mugshot
Police spent the day investigating the incident before arresting McGregor Monday evening at a home in Miami Beach and booking him at Miami-Dade jail.
The Irish mixed martial arts fighter was in South Florida celebrating his mother’s 60th birthday, according to Instagram photos posted over the weekend.
This isn’t the first time McGregor, one of the top-paid athletes in the world, has been in trouble with the law for violent actions.
He was arrested last April after he attacked a bus carrying several UFC fighters by throwing a dolly through a window.
McGregor turned himself in to police the day after the melee and was charged with assault and criminal mischief.
He pleaded guilty in July to a single disorderly conduct charge in a Brooklyn courthouse in order to avoid prison time.
McGregor, one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, is facing charges of misdemeanor criminal mischief and strong-armed robbery. He is pictured at a UFC fight last October