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UFC star Conor McGregor charged with robbery, criminal mischief

By Connor Grott
UFC star Conor McGregor charged with robbery, criminal mischief
UFC fighter Conor McGregor was charged with strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief. Photo courtesy Miami Beach Police/Twitter

March 11 (UPI) -- Former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor was arrested and charged with two felonies Monday in Miami Beach.

McGregor was charged with felony strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief, according to Miami Beach police.

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The arrest report said McGregor, 30, and a fan were exiting the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel around 5 a.m. when the fan tried to take a picture of McGregor with his cellphone. The fighter knocked the phone from his hand and stomped on it several times, the report said. McGregor picked up the phone, which was valued at $1,000, and walked away with it, police said. The incident was caught on surveillance cameras.

McGregor was booked into the Miami-Dade County Jail on Monday night, the jail's website said. His strong-armed robbery charge came with a $7,500 bond and the criminal mischief charge had a $5,000 bond.

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Monday's altercation is the latest incident for McGregor. The MMA fighter attacked a bus that carried UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and other fighters last April. He threw a dolly through a window of the bus, causing several injuries.

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McGregor was arrested for the incident and initially charged with two felonies, but ended up pleading guilty to a single disorderly conduct charge last July. Sources told TMZ and ESPN on Friday that he finished a court-mandated five days of community service and three days of anger management courses to complete the terms of the plea deal.

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McGregor last fought at UFC 229 on Oct. 6, 2018, against Nurmagomedov. The Irish fighter has been in South Florida on vacation while celebrating his mother's 60th birthday.

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