Last month in Miami, former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor found himself in hot water (again), after an early morning run-in with an overeager fan. This encounter ended with McGregor taking the fan’s phone and smashing it on the ground, immediately opening a Pandora’s Box of legal repurcussions.
TMZ has now acquired video from the sunny morning on which the police showed up to arrest Conor McGregor in Miami — bodycam footage, to be more precise. In this video, we can see McGregor exiting his home, being cuffed, and finally being crammed into the back of a police cruiser.
See it below.
The victim of this phone smashing incident, Ahmed Abdirzak, sued Conor McGregor, alleging that he feared for his life when the Irishman destroyed the device.
“He walked away with that trademark McGregor strut that you see him enter the ring with in UFC,” Abdirzak said. “I’m not going to lie, I was scared for my life – the guy is a lethal weapon.”
In the end, this case was dropped, which implies an arrangement was made outside of court.
The charges against McGregor have also been reduced.
“After reviewing the facts of the incident, the prosecutor realized that there wasn’t enough evidence to support the original felony charges,” former assistant U.S. Attorney David S. Weinstein told USA TODAY Sports (h/t MMA Mania).
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 4/18/2019.