Conor Mcgregor’s Strong-arm Robbery Was “In His Character,” Said The Father Of Victim Whose Cell Phone Conor Mcgregor Slapped
Former two division champion Conor Mcgregor arrested on Monday morning on charges of strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief for allegedly stomping on fan’s cell phone near Maimi beach and walked away with it. Since then Irishman has been released from Miami’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center after paying off $12,500 bail the same day.
According to UK’s newspaper, a video shows Mcgregor was partying with women at the VIP section of LIV, an ultra-trendy nightspot and seen arguing with a man. When that incident happened, Mcgregor was reportedly surrounded by fans.
Following his bail, Mcgregor released the statement mentioning “Patience in this world is a virtue I continue to work on.”
According to Dailymail, the alleged victim, Ahmed Abdirzak’s father Mahamad Abdirzak blasted Conor Mcgregor for cell phone robbery and praised Khabib Nurmagomedov.
‘What McGregor did is exactly in his character. He’s an angry man. I’m not a fan of his at all. I prefer Khabib (Nurmagomedov). He’s the fighter I like to watch, not McGregor.’
Abdirzak’s other son Noah said Ahmed works at family’s Somalian restaurant in Southall, London. He also revealed Ahmed was in Miami for a week-long vacation when that incident happened.
‘He’s a fan of McGregor’s. He watches his fights on TV. That’s why he tried to take a picture of him.’
McGregor is expected to appear in court on April 10 for an arraignment on the charges. He may face up to 15 years in jail and fine of $10,000 for the robbery charge. He also faces up to five years in the jail and a fine of $5,000 for the criminal mischief charge.
Conor McGregor’s arraignment is scheduled for April 10, per the Florida State Attorney’s office. First reported by @marc_raimondi.
If McGregor enters a written plea of not guilty beforehand, he will not be required to appear at the hearing.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 12, 2019
Since Irishman is a first time offender in Florida and according to legal sources, it’s dubious he’ll face behind the bar time.
Ahmed Abdirzak also spoke to TMZ Sports, see his statement below: (via MMAMania)
“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.”
Mcgregor’s lawyer issues statement following a Miami incident:
“Last evening Conor McGregor was involved in a minor altercation involving a cell phone that resulted in a call to law enforcement. Mr McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation.”
McGregor's lawyer Sam Rabin tells @CBSMiami: "Last evening Conor McGregor was involved in a minor altercation involving a cell phone that resulted in a call to law enforcement. Mr McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation." pic.twitter.com/qDaPH4jz0K
— Jorge K Gonzalez (@jorgekgonzalez) March 11, 2019
Mcgregor has been in South Florida for training as he prepares for a UFC comeback.