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Video: Watch the Conor McGregor phone smash that led to his Miami Beach arrest

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Video of part of the altercation that led to Conor McGregor's arrest Monday has surfaced.

In video published by today (click here to watch), McGregor can be seen, and heard, using his left foot to stomp on a smart phone he allegedly took from a man outside the Fountainbleau Miami Beach hotel. McGregor then allegedly left with the man's phone. In the video, he appears to pick up the phone after stomping on it.

The alleged incident happened in the early hours Monday when McGregor was leaving the Fountainbleau and Ahmed Abdirzak, from London, tried to take photos of the former two-division UFC champion.

According to Abdirzak, McGregor reached out for a handshake, then took the phone instead and smashed it. McGregor was arrested Monday night and charged with strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief. He later bonded out of jail and will have his first court appearance April 10.

The current six-month suspension he is serving from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl ends just a few days earlier, which will make him eligible to fight again.

In April 2018, McGregor was arrested for smashing a window of a bus carrying fighters competing at UFC 223, including Khabib Nurmagomedov. He reached a plea agreement and served no jail time, but completed anger management courses and five days of community service.

Eventually, he and Nurmagomedov met at UFC 229, where Nurmagomedov submitted McGregor in the fourth round to retain the lightweight title. After that win, Nurmagomedov jumped the cage and went after McGregor cornerman, friend and teammate Dillon Danis, setting off a melee that led to multiple suspensions and fines from the NSAC.

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