Ireland’s number one bad boy is continuing his American reign of terror.
Former two-division UFC champion, Conor McGregor, was arrested Monday in Miami. The alleged incident happened outside the Fountainbleau Miami Beach hotel.
McGregor took a cell phone from a man who was taking photos of him and smashed it. Hotel surveillance cameras captured the incident.
He was charged with one count of strong-arm robbery and one count criminal mischief of $1,000 or more. Later McGregor was released from Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center after posting the $12,500 bond.
McGregor issued a statement to his fans.
“Patience in this world is a virtue I continue to work on.
I love my fans dearly. Thank you all ❤️”
472.8k Likes, 4,055 Comments – Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Instagram: “Patience in this world is a virtue I continue to work on. I love my fans dearly. Thank you all ❤️”
As of late, McGregor has been on vacation with his family in Miami. The trip has consisted of sightseeing and a lavish 60th birthday party for his mother at the famed Versace mansion.
A History Of Violence
The incident comes after he just settled his Brooklyn melee arrest with community service. McGregor famously stormed the Barclays Center and attacked a bus carried rival Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 in 2018.
That incident and a heated promotional run for UFC 229 led to the melee in the T-Mobile Arena. Nurmagomedov jumped the cage to fight a McGregor teammate and McGregor fought members of Nurmagomedov’s team in the cage.
McGregor and Nurmagomedov were fined.
No word from UFC boss Dana White, however, McGregor’s has a penchant for slaps on the wrist. It is doubtful the arrest means anything in the long term aside from keeping him “relevant” in the short term.
The question now is, how many UFC Code of Conduct rules will McGregor break before actually reaping punishment?