Conor McGregor: ‘Can’t do some s**t in my city’ – Notorious arrest statement from Masvidal | UFC | Sport


was arrested in Miami for allegedly smashing the mobile phone of a fan who attempted to take a picture of him.

The alleged incident took place at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel, the home of Liv nightclub, at around 5:20am.

McGregor is said to have slapped the phone out of the victim’s hand before stamping on it and leaving with the remains.

The Dubliner was taken into custody at Miami-Dade’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center and charged with strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief.

He was released a few hours later after posting a £9440 ($12,500) bond.

McGregor’s latest misdemeanour has been widely condemned, although some fans have justified his actions.

Amongst that group is UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal, who fights Liverpool’s Darren Till on Saturday night.

And the Miami native made his stance on the matter known on Twitter shortly after the news broke.

He said: “Can’t do some s**t in my city without asking permission first. #bienvenidoalmiami.”

McGregor has yet to issue a full statement on his latest brush in with the law.

He did, however, post an inspirational quote to Instagram.

“Patience in this world is a virtue I continue to work on,” ‘The Notorious’ wrote alongside a picture of himself leaving jail. I love my fans dearly. Thank you all.”

Prior to that post, McGregor uploaded a picture of himself in the back of a police car with a wry grin on his face to his Instagram story.

McGregor, 30, hasn’t fought since his UFC 229 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, his successor at the summit of the lightweight division.

He was hoping to land an immediate rematch with the Russian, but that doesn’t look like materialising anytime soon.

He’s currently serving a six-month suspension for his part in the brawl which followed his submission loss to Nurmagomedov.

He’ll be eligible to return to action from April 6 onwards.

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