Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
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McGregor assault victim says Conor tricked him with a handshake

McGregor assault victim says Conor tricked him with a handshake

"He was a lot rude".

"[McGregor] was just like, 'Get the f*ck out my face".

The police started their investigation and McGregor was arrested later that day at a nearby home and then booked into the Miami-Dade jail. This is all after McGregor allegedly took a man's cell phone and smashed it.

"There was security in his entourage around him and I asked them, 'Yo, can I get my phone back, please?' And it was like, 'Yo, move, man". That's when the hotel manager come to me and said, 'Listen, I'll sort this out.

"I'm not going to lie, I was scared for my life - the guy is a lethal weapon'".

Bail was set at US$12,500.

He is charged with robbery and criminal mischief.

The man, who is from the United Kingdom and was on holidays in Miami at the time, said he spotted McGregor when he was out at LIV nightclub on the Sunday night. Abdirzak claims that the phone is worth $1,000 but there is more significant content of sentimental value on the device.

"Conor picked the phone up, put it in his pocket and laughed", he says.

McGregor was arrested previous year in NY after police said he attacked a charter bus carrying several rival martial arts fighters, throwing a dolly through the window.

"So what happened was, we see McGregor over there and it was all cool, and what not".

"Last evening Conor McGregor was involved in a minor altercation involving a cellphone that resulted in a call to law enforcement", Samuel J. Rabin Jr, a Miami-based attorney representing McGregor, said in a statement.

"Mr McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation". As the former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion was exiting the building, Abdirzak took out his phone for a photo.

It is not the Irishman's first brush with the law in the United States.

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