Mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor is faced a lawsuit after being charged in South Florida for stealing a mobile phone of someone who was trying to take his photo.
Miami-Dade County court records show that Ahmed Abdirzak filed a lawsuit seeking more than $15,000 on Thursday, accusing 30-year-old McGregor of battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
According to Miami Beach police, McGregor was about to leave the Fontainebleau Miami Beach earlier on Monday morning when Ahmed attempted to take a picture of McGregor. Miami Beach Police said Connor slapped the phone out of Ahmed’s hand and then trampled on it. Investigators say McGregor then snatched the phone and left the area. McGregor was later arrested on robbery and criminal mischief charges.
McGregor’s criminal defense attorney called the lawsuit “a quick effort seeking a payday.”