Former UFC champ Conor McGregor is out of jail after posting bond Monday night.
Update 11:15 pm EDT March 11: McGregor was jailed on a $12,500 bond after this arrest on two felony charges following an alleged fight with a fan early Monday morning outside a Miami Beach nightclub, according to police.
McGregor was released about four hours after he was arrested, media outlets reported.
McGregor’s attorney issued a statement contending the fight between McGregor and an unnamed fan was no big deal.
"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.
Statement from Conor‘s attorney: "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. " https://t.co/Zq5PgoLHoy— michael j. babcock (@mikejbabcock) March 12, 2019
At issue, according to a police report, was a phone. The fan apparently tried to take a picture of McGregor, who allegedly grabbed the device, smashed it, then left with it.
Surveillance tape of the incident seemed to confirm the victim’s version of events.
(Original story): Conor McGregor was arrested in Miami Beach Monday on two felony charges for allegedly destroying a fan’s phone.
Miami Beach police officials said McGregor, 30, was charged with strong arm robbery and criminal mischief after a fight with a fan early Monday morning.
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
The Irish fighter is accused of slapping the phone out of a man’s hand and stomping on it after the fan tried to take McGregor’s picture outside a night club around 5 a.m., the Miami Herald reported. He then left the scene with the phone.
The incident was caught on surveillance tape outside the Fountainebleau Miami Beach and police found the mixed martial artist and boxer at his local home.
The Herald reported McGregor was jailed on a $12,500 bond.
McGregor was arrested last April after an incident before a fight in Brooklyn, according to USA Today.
He was facing multiple charges, including two felonies for an alleged attack on a bus, but prosecutors dropped the charges as part of a plea deal.
BREAKING: MMA star Conor McGregor arrested on Miami Beach. Accused of smashing the phone of a fan trying to take a photo outside the Fontainebleau hotel. Charges: strong-armed robbery, criminal mischief https://t.co/QYIOKOEWsW pic.twitter.com/WASnS4wmZV— David Ovalle (@DavidOvalle305) March 11, 2019
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