Conor McGregor released on bail following arrest in Miami

Wednesday, 13 Mar, 2019

UFC star Conor McGregor was arrested Monday in Miami after allegedly destroying a fan's phone in South Beach, according to a police report. He then allegedly picked up the damaged phone and left with it.

Worth noting, McGregor has already completed his community service in NY stemming from the dolly-throwing incident at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, so this most recent arrest in Miami won't affect his plead deal in NYC.

The police started their investigation and McGregor was arrested later that day at a nearby home and then booked into the Miami-Dade jail.

McGregor is facing robbery and criminal mischief charges.

McGregor posted a message on Instagram early Tuesday morning.

According to Sky News, McGregor was released from custody in the Florida city after posting his bond of $12,500.

"Mr. McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation", the fighter's rep added.

McGregor is now serving a nine-month suspension from MMA following his involvement in a post-fight brawl that saw a near riot ensue following his UFC 229 loss to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

McGregor's latest run-in with the law comes nearly a year after he was arrested in New York City for attacking a packed UFC bus and injuring fighter Michael Chiesa.

The Crumlin native is reportedly in Florida to celebrate his mother Margaret's 60th birthday and to prepare for his UFC comeback after losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russian Federation in October 2018.

Incensed by the way his teammate Artem Lobov was approached by Khabib Nurmagomedov ahead of UFC 223, McGregor and his entourage flew from Ireland to Brooklyn and set about getting revenge.