Conor McGregor was arrested earlier today (Mon., March 11, 2019) in Miami, Fla., after he allegedly slapped a phone out of a fan’s hand who was eager to take a picture of him, then proceeded to stomp the phone before leaving the scene with the device.
Naturally, “Notorious’s” latest brush with Johnny Law sparked plenty of reaction from his fellow colleagues, as the mixed martial arts (MMA) world took to social media to react to the incident.
And yes, the alleged taking of said phone is a lot worse. Just noting how ubiquitous insanely expensive cell phones have become.— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) March 12, 2019
A non-fight fan friend reacts to news of Conor McGregor’s arrest: “Strong-arm robbery? What’d he steal, some whiskey that was actually good?”— Ben Fowlkes (@benfowlkesMMA) March 12, 2019
He's not taking that co-main event booking very well I see. https://t.co/KhE7w7x5Jz— RIZIN FF (@RIZINFF) March 11, 2019
Alternative headline: Conor McGregor gave a fan a surprise phone upgrade first thing this morning in Miami.— Mike Chiappetta MMA (@MikeChiappetta) March 11, 2019
The UFC is so mad they gave him my bonus. https://t.co/Ei3zLxnzwt— Raging A1 forgery (@IAQUINTAREALTY) March 12, 2019
Play-by-play of my thoughts while reading this. “Oh CRAP! McGregor was arrested?! It was for smashing... Please don’t be another bus window.... A phone. A phone?! But, why?” pic.twitter.com/1gILX2LVux— TJ De Santis (@TJDeSantis) March 11, 2019
Florida dont fuck around, it aint liberal NY, I got arrested for home invasion robbery down there and they tried to throw the book at me... but his money is quite long he will do ok.— Jared Gordon (@JFlashGordonMMA) March 12, 2019
Yo @TheNotoriousMMA don't you think you rob your fans enough EVERYTIME they order 1 of your fights they gotta watch you get your ass kicked and quit?! If you need a phone that bad don't sweat it bro I'll just put you on my phone plan #NoBalls— Paul Malignaggi (@PaulMalignaggi) March 12, 2019
So some dude steps up to Conor and tries to take a pic, Conor slaps the phone out of his hand and stomps on it?— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) March 12, 2019
GOOD!! There’s a time and a place.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has yet to issue a statement.
McGregor’s latest legal incident adds to his ever-growing list of run-ins with law enforcement for the fiery Irishman, which recently saw him complete his community service for attacking a bus full of fighters prior to UFC 223.