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MMA FIGHTER MCGREGOR OUT ON R1,8M BAIL AFTER SMASHING FAN’S PHONE
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CONOR McGregor was arrested in Miami Beach on Monday after a fan said the Irish mixed martial arts fighter smashed his phone and walked off with the shattered remains, police records show.

The 30-year-old, was booked into a correctional centre on suspicion of robbery and criminal mischief, according to an arrest affidavit.

McGregor was later released on a R1,8 million bail, the Miami Herald reported. Samuel Rabin Jr, a Miami-based attorney representing McGregor, said the fighter was involved in a “minor altercation involving a cellphone” and would cooperate fully with police, the paper reported.

The arrest report, which did not identify McGregor by name, said “the victim attempted to take a picture of the defendant with his phone” outside a hotel. “The defendant slapped the victim’s phone out of his hand, causing it to fall to the floor. The defendant then stomped on the victim’s phone several times, damaging it,” the report said, adding that the device was valued at about R14 000. McGregor was charged in April 2018 with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief after cops said he attacked a charter bus in New York carrying UFC fighters.

He later pleaded guilty to a reduced disorderly conduct charge. – REUTERS

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