Miami (USA), .- The mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor was arrested Monday in Miami Beach, accused of theft and criminal conduct for trampling and taking the phone of a follower who tried to photograph him, local media reported. .
McGregor, 30, is being held on $ 12,500 bail at the Guilford Knight Turner Correctional Center in Miami-Dade County.
The also professional fighter of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UCF) mixed martial arts is accused of throwing the cell phone of a man who tried to take pictures of him, trample him several times and take him away, according to the police report.
The man told police that the phone was valued at $ 1,000.
The police located and arrested McGregor this Monday.
In November 2017, the Irish fighter was fined 400 euros for speeding by a Dublin court.
The athlete had pleaded guilty to driving at almost 160 kilometers per hour on a road with a limit of 100 on the outskirts of Dublin, an infraction for which he asked for forgiveness and whose fine of 80 euros tried to pay by mail, although an error Bureaucratic, he said, prevented it.
McGregor faced the same year the American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas (USA), winning both large sums of money to turn the show into the most lucrative combat in history.
The Irishman, who lost to Mayweather by technical knockout in the tenth round of the bout in which he debuted as a boxer, considered the fight “fun” but the referee “rushed” to stop it.
In April 2018, McGregor had to post bail of $ 50,000 after hearing three charges of assault and one of vandalism imposed for his involvement in an altercation in the inner parking lot of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York (USA) .
The Irish fighter was captured by the security camera by throwing a handheld platform through the window of a bus carrying UFC fighters, the organization that governs mixed martial arts.
“There was a dispute over a vacant title and the person I was discussing was not injured,” said Detective Chief Robert Boyce. (EFE)