The person whose telephone allegedly was smashed by Conor McGregor mentioned Tuesday that he thought he was getting a handshake from the UFC star when the incident occurred.
McGregor was arrested Monday and charged with strong-armed theft and prison mischief for allegedly slapping the cellphone out of Ahmed Abdirzak’s hand, stomping on it after which taking it.
Chatting with TMZ Sports activities, Abdirzak mentioned he and McGregor had been each at LIV nightclub in Miami Seashore, Florida. As the previous UFC light-weight and featherweight champion was thrilling the constructing, Abdirzak took out his telephone for a photograph. He mentioned McGregor really approached him and supplied a handshake.
“As quickly as he got here to shake my hand, he pulled me in and he grabbed my telephone and he began smashing it and all his safety guards actually surrounded me, pushed me out the best way, and he is stomping on it,” Abdirzak mentioned. “… [McGregor] was similar to, ‘Get the f— out my face. Transfer.’ After which I used to be like, ‘Yo, sir, can I’ve my telephone again?’
“There was a safety in his entourage round him and I requested them, ‘Yo, can I get my telephone again, please?’ And it was like, ‘Yo, transfer, man. You higher take heed to what Conor says.’ McGregor picked the telephone up, put it in his pocket, laughed, after which he obtained in his [SUV] they usually drove off, actually. That is when the lodge supervisor come to me and mentioned, ‘Hear, I will type this out. Don’t be concerned.'”
Abdirzak mentioned it wasn’t a lot the telephone, however what was on it.
“I’ve obtained footage of my son that I did not even save on my iCloud that I am gonna lose,” Abdirzak mentioned. “That is actually what pissed me off probably the most. I’ve obtained footage of my son I will in all probability by no means gonna get once more.”
McGregor was launched on $12,500 bail late Monday night time. Based on the State Legal professional’s workplace, his arraignment can be April 10.
McGregor’s protection lawyer, Sam Rabin, issued the next assertion on Monday.
“Final night, Conor McGregor was concerned in a minor altercation involving a mobile phone that resulted in a name to regulation enforcement,” Rabin mentioned. “Mr. McGregor appreciates the response of regulation enforcement and pledges his full cooperation.”