The incident leading to Conor McGregor's arrest took place outside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel when a fan approached him for a photo. An attorney for McGregor called the altercation "minor" and said the popular fighter would cooperate with authorities.
McGregor was detained and placed in County jail Miami-Dade County. The latter was vacationing in Miami and was allegedly waiting for the valet to bring his vehicle around.
McGregor is being accused of slapping a cell phone out of a fan's hand, repeatedly stomping on the device while it remained on the ground and finally picking the phone up and walking away.
The MMA superstar pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charges in July 2018 after throwing a hand-truck into a bus window at a media event at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, N.Y., in April ahead of UFC 223, which was captured on video and shared on social media. "He's a fan of McGregor's". The former UFC champion would later on post bail. According to Abdirzak, McGregor appeared to be offering a handshake but ended up grabbing the phone from his hand. I just kept asking if I can have my phone back.
Abdirzak said he was angry that personal memories will likely be lost forever even if he does get the phone back.
As for his next fight, nothing has been set on stone for McGregor. "Thank you all ❤️", the 30-year-old wrote.
The new arrest comes at a bad time because Conor McGregor was arrested recently and had just completed his sentence in the dolly attack case.
In many ways, the sheer chaos that surrounded the pairing of McGregor and lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov was what saw it smash the sport's pay-per-view record with 2.4 million buys - but there's every reason to believe that his next contest, whenever it is signed, could give UFC 229 a run for its money. Conor McGregor is seen on the sidelines before the National Football League game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Arlington, Texas.