UFC star and former two-division champion Conor McGregor was arrested on Monday night in Miami Beach. The mixed martial artist was charged with charged with felony strong-armed robbery and misdemeanor criminal mischief.
The incident leading to McGregor’s arrest took place outside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel when a fan approached him for a photo. The incident occurred shortly after 5:00 a.m. as he was leaving the resort which is home to the popular nightclub LIV. According to the report, McGregor slapped the phone out of the fan’s hand and repeatedly stomped on it. McGregor then picked up the phone and walked away with it. The incident was reportedly caught on camera.
The brash Irishman was released on bond following the arrest, and now he has sounded off about the incident in his first public incident on social media.
McGregor wrote, “Patience in this world is a virtue I continue to work on. I love my fans dearly. Thank you all ❤️.”
Just a year ago, McGregor was arrested on two felony charges in Brooklyn, New York for an incident at the Barclays Center where he through a hand truck through a window of a bus carrying other fighters, including rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. He reached a settlement in that case and was sentenced to three days of anger management courses and five days of community service.