Conor McGregor is arrested following fight with a fan in Miami Beach 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police spent the day investigating the incident before arresting McGregor Monday evening at a home in Miami Beach. 

He has been booked at Miami-Dade jail pending an arraignment. 

The Irish mixed martial arts fighter was in South Florida celebrating his mother’s 60th birthday, according to Instagram photos posted over the weekend. 

McGregor shared a photo of his mom's 60th birthday in Miami Beach on Instagram last week

McGregor shared a photo of his mom's 60th birthday in Miami Beach on Instagram last week

McGregor shared a photo of his mom’s 60th birthday in Miami Beach on Instagram last week

He shared a photo with his one-year-old son Conor Jack McGregor Jr on Instagram Sunday

He shared a photo with his one-year-old son Conor Jack McGregor Jr on Instagram Sunday

He shared a photo with his one-year-old son Conor Jack McGregor Jr on Instagram Sunday

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.

The rise of Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor makes his entrance before his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August 2017

Conor McGregor makes his entrance before his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August 2017

Conor McGregor makes his entrance before his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August 2017

Conor McGregor is known for his controversial, bragging persona in and out of the ring, which draws record numbers of viewers to his fights.

The 29-year-old Ultimate Fighting Champion was born in Dublin, Ireland, and began his mixed martial arts career at age 18 in an amateur match for the Irish Ring of Truth in his hometown.

He soon went professional and debuted in the MMA in 2009, collecting wins  both as a lightweight and a featherweight.

McGregor is the first European MMA fighter to hold titles from two divisions – featherweight and lightweigh – simultaneously.

In 2013, after being swarmed by requests to sign McGregor to the UFC during a trip to Ireland, the organization’s president Dana White complied and the fighter became the second-ever Irishman to compete for the organization.

McGregor has said that he collected a $200 check from Ireland’s welfare state just one week before his UFC debut, when he was working as a plumber.

He drew the biggest pay-per-view audience for an MMA fight ever when he fought Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in 2016 and defeated him. For that fight he earned $1million, becoming the first UFC fighter to get a seven-figure pay day.

That year he became the first MMA fighter ever to be included on Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes.

McGregor has been in a relationship with Dee Devlin since 2008 and they share a child, Conor McGregor Jr who was born in May of 2017. 

In 2017 he announced he would go on hiatus from the UFC after winning the lightweight championship.

McGregor went on hiatus while undefeated as the lightweight champion but had already lost his featherweight championship. 

In August of 2017, McGregor he was paid a reported $30million to fight undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a much-anticipated, yet ultimately uncompetitive match that he lost on the 10th round. 

McGregor’s relationship with the UFC hit the rocks in April 2018 when White ruled that he would be stripped of his Lightweight Championship belt because he hadn’t participated in a UFC event since 2016. 

The Irishman responded with a profane tweet that said: ‘You’ll strip me of nothing c***s.’    

Then two days before the UFC 223 event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, McGregor arrived with an entourage at the end of a media event and triggered a melee in which he threw a dolly at a bus carrying other fighters. 

Several fighters were injured by broken glass and two had to miss upcoming fights.  

White called the incident the ‘most despicable thing in UFC history’.

McGregor turned himself in to police and was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief.

He pleaded guilty in July to a single disorderly conduct charge in a Brooklyn courthouse in order to avoid prison time.

McGregor returned to the Octagon in August 2018 to challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the Lightweight Championship but was defeated in the fourth round in Las Vegas.    

He found himself in trouble with the law again in March 2019 after an altercation with a fan outside a nightclub in Miami Beach. 

McGregor was arrested and charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief and strong-armed robbery after he allegedly smashed a fan’s phone on March 11.

 

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