Conor McGregor was last night arrested in Miami for a strong-arm robbery outside a Miami Beach Hotel!
It appears as though wherever the former two-time UFC champion goes trouble seems to follow him. He was arrested at 05:20 local time in Miami outside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel. McGregor was arrested after an altercation with a supposed fan. Apparently, the fan had asked the UFC fighter for a photo in the early hours of the morning which it would seem McGregor wasn’t too pleased with. He then hit the phone out of his hand and stomped on it several times. After destroying the phone McGregor is then said to off took it with him.
The fan then proceeded to contact the Miami Beach Police. The police then found McGregor and arrested him. McGregor paid $12,500 for his bail and then will be expected to pay more as the phone damaged is said to be worth $1000 (£760). His attorney has said that McGregor accepts the charges and he will fully co-operate. He now faces charges of strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief.
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) 12 March 2019
However, this isn’t the first time he’s been in trouble with the police. April 2018 he handed himself into the NYPD after attacking a bus at the UFC 223 promo. On the bus was Khabib Nurmagomedov who McGregor had an issue with. He threw a metal dolly at the bus windows, smashing them and injuring some of the fighters onboard. After handing himself into the NYPD he was charged with criminal mischief again and three counts of assault. This time though his bail was $50,000.
There was still more trouble to come for McGregor. Following his attempted attack on Khabib, the Russian fighter felt he had to get his own back. After their fight in October 2018, Khabib beat McGregor then jumped out the octagon to attack McGregor’s training partner. A fully blown brawl followed and the two men both punished by Dana White and the UFC. McGregor received a six-month ban which means he can’t fight until April 6th and another $50,000 fine.
McGregor will be itching to get back in the ring and get a win back on his record. Paddy Power has the Irishman at 4/9 to beat Donald Cerrone this year should they fight. However, what they won’t give you odds on is him getting in more trouble in the near future!
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