Conor McGregor arrested on felony charges after smashing fan's phone, police say

PHOTO: This photo provided by the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department shows Conor McGregor.PlayMiami Beach Police Department via AP
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UFC superstar Conor McGregor was arrested in Miami on Monday after an alleged altercation with a fan who attempted to take a selfie with him.

The MMA fighter is facing two felony charges after allegedly smacking a man's phone out of his hand and smashing it on the ground, police said.

The incident happened outside of the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach around 5 p.m. when the man approached McGregor with his mobile phone and attempted to take a photo with him, according to an arrest affidavit.

PHOTO: This photo provided by the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department shows Conor McGregor. Miami Beach Police Department via AP
This photo provided by the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department shows Conor McGregor.

McGregor, 30, allegedly stomped the man's phone several times and walked away with it, according to the affidavit.

McGregor was booked at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami-Dade County on felony charges of strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief over $1,000.

He was released Monday evening after posting $12,500 bond.

His defense lawyer, Samuel Rabin, confirmed the incident in a statement to ABC News, saying his client "was involved in a minor altercation involving a cell phone that resulted in a call to law enforcement. Mr. McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation."

PHOTO: Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor is escorted from a New York City police precinct after he turned himself and was arrested and charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 6, 2018. Justin Lane/EPA-EFE via REX/Shutterstock
Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor is escorted from a New York City police precinct after he turned himself and was arrested and charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 6, 2018.

The Irish UFC champion recently completed court-ordered community service in connection to a case from last April, when he was seen on video going on a rampage that injured another fighter at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

McGregor pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in that case.

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