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Conor McGregor arrested for allegedly smashing fan's phone in Miami Beach

UFC fighter Conor McGregor arrested
UFC fighter Conor McGregor arrested in Miami Beach 00:27

Mixed Martial Arts superstar Conor McGregor was arrested and jailed Monday after he allegedly smashed a fan's cellphone in Miami Beach. McGregor was booked into the Miami-Dade County Jail on charges of strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief.

Police said the fan was trying to take a photo of McGregor outside of the Fontainebleau Hotel when he slapped the phone out of the fan's hand. They said McGregor stomped on the phone and walked away with it, CBS Miami reported.

McGregor's attorney sent CBS Miami a statement saying the superstar is cooperating with police.

"Last evening Conor McGregor was involved in a minor altercation involving a cell phone that resulted in a call to law enforcement," the statement read. "Mr. McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation."

McGregor, who's from Ireland, is the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion and one of the biggest draws in MMA. He returned to UFC last fall after a hiatus during which he made his boxing debut, a loss to Floyd Mayweather. He was suspended from UFC for six months and fined $50,000 for a brawl after his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October.

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