Footage of the incident that led to Conor McGregor being arrested has emerged online courtesy of TMZ.
On Monday morning reports emerged that Miami police detained the UFC fighter on charges of strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief, alleging he smashed a fan’s phone at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel.
According to The Miami Herald, the was trying to get a photo with ‘the Notorious’ before McGregor is alleged to have thrown it on the ground and jumped on it a number of times.
As per TMZ, the Irishman was walking out of Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach at around 5am on Monday when a fan, who had been in LIV club where McGregor is thought to have been, started taking pictures of the 30-year old.
A furious McGregor slapped the phone out of the owner’s hand and began to stomp on it when it was on the ground. He then walked off with the phone and was later arrested at his home as opposed to the scene of the crime.
And in the footage doing the rounds, McGregor can be seen stomping on the phone with his designers but the thunderous thud of him stepping on it can also be heard very, very loudly.
Ahmed Abdirzak, the alleged victim, can be heard shouting, “Let me get my phone, man!” in the video..
The former dual weight UFC champion was eventually released from Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on $12,500 bail, escorted to a black SUV before being driven back to his Miami Beach Mansion.
McGregor’s first post in Instagram since the incident was typical of him. Accompanied by a picture of him leaving jail and wearing some very dodgy sandals, jogging bottoms and a t-shirt with a message that reads, ”When I say something is going to happen it’s going to happen McGregor is back,” he thanked his fans for their support.
McGregor’s attorney called the incident as a “minor altercation”, though this is certainly not an isolated incident for him.
Incensed by the way his teammate Artem Lobov was approached by Khabib Nurmagomedov ahead of UFC 223, McGregor and his entourage flew from Ireland to Brooklyn and set about getting revenge.
He then stormed the bus the Dagestani fighter was on along with a number of fighters on the card, causing injuries to Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa and generally disrupting the whole card at the Barclays Center.
Swiftly arrested for his violent actions, McGregor was later forced to take anger management classes and do five days of community service – which was only just recently completed.