Former UFC champ arrested after altercation with fan


What I’m Hearing: MMAjunkie’s Mike Bohn tells us what he knows in the early going of a developing story involving Conor McGregor being arrested in Miami Beach.

Corrections and clarifications: In an earlier version of this story, one of the charges against Conor McGregor was misstated. Both charges are felonies. 

Former UFC champ Conor McGregor was charged with two felonies after an altercation with a fan early Monday morning, according to the Miami Beach police.

McGregor allegedly “slapped” a phone out of a man’s hand. The fan had attempted to take the 30-year-old Irish fighter’s picture outside of a Miami Beach nightclub around 5 a.m. Monday.

McGregor then allegedly stomped on the mobile phone several times, according to the police report. McGregor then picked up the smashed phone, valued at $1,000, and walked away. The incident was caught on surveillance cameras and McGregor was arrested later Monday.

McGregor was charged with strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief, both felonies. He was booked into Miami’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center at 7 p.m. ET Monday, according to online jail records.

McGregor faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted on both charges.

The Miami-Herald was first to report the news.

Messages left with UFC by USA TODAY Sports on Monday were not immediately returned.

McGregor was arrested last April and faced multiple charges related to his attack on a bus ahead of a UFC event in Brooklyn. Prosecutors eventually agreed to drop two felonies and other charges as part of a plea deal McGregor agreed to in July. 

The plea agreement did not include a probation term.

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