Conor McGregor was on way to leave the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel on Monday, suddenly a fan joined him that way and tried to take a picture with the Taekwondo champion who suddenly went angry and slapped badly his phone out of the fan’s hand and treaded heavily on the phone multiple times, reported Miami police.
Fans go crazy after discovering their stars publicly but sometimes their stars show off unexpected behaviors that what the Ultimate Fighting Championship star showed, but Miami police say McGregor wasn’t having it.
According to Police statement, McGregor handed the phone and walked off with it, while the fan alleged that his phone has value at $1,000. However, police have taken into their custody McGregor after accusing of felony strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief.
The Irish mixed martial artist has already experienced a six-month suspension and fined $50,000 after an October post-fight brawl with Russian UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov, who scaled the octagon to start on an assault on McGregor’s team after defeating the Irishman to uphold his unbeaten 27-0 record last year.
However, the members of Nurmagomedov’s team were also part of the conflict with the beaten McGregor.
The Irish UFC champion was also charged with attempted attack and criminal mischief after he and others reportedly assaulted a bus carrying UFC fighters at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn previous April. In this incident, about two athletes experienced severe wounds and remained unfit losing the chance to fight at the UFC 223 event two nights later.
McGregor is the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion. Nonetheless, his headline bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 illustrated 2.4 million PPV buys, the most ever for an MMA event.
He stepped in professional boxing in 2017, while he started his career facing Floyd Mayweather Jr. who beat him badly in the ring. McGregor is on 8th rank in official UFC pound-for-pound rankings since March 4, 2019.