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Star fighter Conor McGregor arrested on Miami Beach, accused of smashing fan’s phone

Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor, center, arrives at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in New York, N.Y., in connection with his alleged April attack on a bus at Barclays Center. McGregor was arrested on Miami Beach Monday, accused of smashing a fan's phone. (Marcus Santos/New York Daily News/TNS)
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Mixed Martial Arts star fighter Conor McGregor was arrested Monday evening after police said he smashed a fan’s phone outside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel.

McGregor is being charged with strong-armed robbery and misdemeanor criminal mischief, a Miami Beach police spokesman confirmed.

According to the department, McGregor smashed the phone around 5 a.m. as the man was taking photos outside the Fontainebleau, home to legendary nightclub Liv.

McGregor was to be booked at a Miami-Dade jail on Monday night. The colorful Irish fighter has been in South Florida on vacation as he prepares for his UFC comeback.

A few days ago, he shared Instagram photos of a night out at the Versace Mansion on South Beach, where he celebrated his mother’s 60th birthday.

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© 2019 Miami Herald

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