CONOR McGregor was arrested on Monday after allegedly getting into a scrap with a fan, police have said.
The UFC star was walking away from a hotel in Miami Beach, Florida when a fan tried to take a picture with his mobile phone.
According to a Miami Beach Police report, McGregor “slapped” the fan’s phone out of his hand, stamping on it several times.
He then picked up the phone — worth $1,000 (£755) — and walked away with it.
Police said the Irish fighter, 30, was charged with felony strong-armed robbery and misdemeanour criminal mischief.
The report said McGregor and the fan were walking out of the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel — home to the famous LIV nightclub — at around 5am on Monday morning (10am UK time) when the crimes allegedly took place.
When the fan tried to take a picture, McGregor smacked the phone to the ground.
The alleged altercation was captured on CCTV at the scene.
In the report, the arresting officer said: “The victim and the defendant were exiting the Fontainebleau Hotel and the victim attempted to take a picture of the defendant with his cell phone.”
McGregor was arrested later in the day when police found him at a house in Miami Beach.
“The victim and the defendant were exiting the Fontainebleau Hotel and the victim attempted to take a picture of the defendant with his cell phone”
Miami Beach Police Department arrest report
The colourful fighter was booked into a jail in Miami-Dade County on Monday night.
He had been in South Florida on holiday as he prepares for his UFC comeback.
Several days ago, he shared pictures on Instagram of a night out at the Versace Mansion on South Beach where he celebrated his mum’s 60th birthday.
Earlier on Monday, he shared pictures on Instagram of himself in an enclosure with an alligator.
He also shared some sweet snaps of a family outing with girlfriend Dee Devlin and son Conor Jack McGregor Jr.
McGregor, a former two-division UFC champion, famously fought and lost to boxing legend Floyd Mayweather back in August 2017.
Last October, he lost to Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov in a fight which ended in controversy after McGregor’s opponent climbed out of the octagon and attacked some of the Irish fighter’s team.
McGregor hasn’t set foot in the ring since October’s fight.