The alleged victim who was apparently on the receiving end of Conor McGregor’s rage yesterday (Mon., March 11, 2019) in Miami, Fla., is speaking out after the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) “champ-champ” allegedly took his phone, smashed it and then drove away with it.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, Ahmed Abdirzak stated he wasn’t being disrespectful or overzealous toward McGregor when trying to snap a picture of him as they were exiting LIV Nightclub on South Beach. If anything, Abdirzak says he thought “Notorious” was cool with the whole situation, as the Irishman even tried to shake his hand.
Or so he thought.
“We ended up at LIV on a Sunday. Blueface was there so we were just seeing what was popping. There were quite a few A-list celebrities over there, Birdman, Blueface, NFL and a few NBA players over there. So we see McGregor in the club and it was all cool or whatnot. On the way out, we were just waiting for our vehicle from the valet. As soon as we go pick it up, I see Conor McGregor. So I tried to take out my little phone. As soon as I pull out my phone, McGregor comes and he tries to shake my hand. As soon as he went to shake my hand he pulled me in, grabbed my phone and started smashing it. All of his security guards literally surrounded me, pushed me out of the way. And he’s stomping on it, there’s a video that will be released soon. He was being real rude like, ‘Get the fuck out of my face, you don’t just do that.’ So I was like, ‘Sir can I have my phone back?’ And there was all of his security and entourage around him. I just kept asking if I can have my phone back. They were like, ‘Move man, move, you better listen to what Conor say.’ McGregor then picked up the phone and put it in his pocket, laughed and then he got in his SUV and they drove off. That’s when the hotel manager came. I got pictures of my son that I didn’t even save to my iCloud, so that’s what pisses me off the most. Those pictures I am probably not going to ever get again.”
His arraignment is scheduled for April 10, 2019.
Conor McGregor’s arraignment is scheduled for April 10, per the Florida State Attorney’s office. First reported by @marc_raimondi.— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 12, 2019
If McGregor enters a written plea of not guilty beforehand, he will not be required to appear at the hearing.
As far as taking further action against McGregor, Abdirzak stated he wasn’t too sure of the next step, though he has talked to lawyers. Since his phone was estimated to be valued at $1,000, he may at least want to recoup those damages. Meanwhile, Abdirzak made it sound like the sentimental contents contained on the phone, including photos of his child, were lost and may never be recovered.