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Police Bodycam Shows The Moment Cops Place Conor McGregor In Handcuffs Outside His Miami Vacation Pad After He Allegedly Broke And Stole A Fan's Phone Who Tried To Take A Selfie

Police Bodycam Shows The Moment Cops Place Conor McGregor In Handcuffs Outside His Miami Vacation Pad After He Allegedly Broke And Stole A Fan's Phone Who Tried To Take A Selfie
MMA fighter Conor McGregor after his arrest on criminal mischief and strongarm robbery charges after taking Ahmed Abdirzak's phone and smashing it

Prosecutors have released new bodycam footage showing Conor McGregor being placed in handcuffs in Miami Beach, after he allegedly smashed and stole a fan's phone during an altercation outside a hotel last month.

The police video shows the UFC legend being calmly escorted from a private residence to the side of a police car, where he is handcuffed and then placed in the back-seat.

The 30-year-old mixed martial-artist has been charged with one count of robbery and one charge of mischief after he allegedly became entangled in a dispute with Ahmed Abdirzak, 22, who was trying to take a photo with him, on March 11.

Speaking to DailyMail.com, Abdirzak said he was ‘scared’ for his life when a snarling McGregor apparently flew into a rage and 'punched' his iPhone 8 out of his hand, outside of the Fontainebleau Hotel.

Police Bodycam Shows The Moment Cops Place Conor McGregor In Handcuffs Outside His Miami Vacation Pad After He Allegedly Broke And Stole A Fan's Phone Who Tried To Take A Selfie
Newly released body cam footage shows McGregor being escorted from a private residence in Miami
Police Bodycam Shows The Moment Cops Place Conor McGregor In Handcuffs Outside His Miami Vacation Pad After He Allegedly Broke And Stole A Fan's Phone Who Tried To Take A Selfie
He was handcuffed being being placed in the back-seat on March 11
Police Bodycam Shows The Moment Cops Place Conor McGregor In Handcuffs Outside His Miami Vacation Pad After He Allegedly Broke And Stole A Fan's Phone Who Tried To Take A Selfie
He was taken to the station before being released later that day on a $12,500 bond

Restaurant manager Ahmed then looked on in disbelief as McGregor picked up the handset and hurled it to the floor before stamping on it repeatedly.

The Irishman then picked up the smashed phone and slipped it into his pocked before casually strolling back to SUV - laughing and adopting the signature McGregor swagger strut.

Abdirzak said the phone contained footage of the incident. The chain of events was also captured on the hotel’s surveillance cameras.

'He walked away with that trademark McGregor strut that you see him enter the ring with in UFC,' Ahmed told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview.

'I'm not going to lie, I was scared for my life – the guy is a lethal weapon.'

McGregor was arrested just hours later, before being released on a $12,500 bond. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Abdirzak filed a civil suit against McGregor that has since been dropped after the pair reached an out-of-court settlement.

Police Bodycam Shows The Moment Cops Place Conor McGregor In Handcuffs Outside His Miami Vacation Pad After He Allegedly Broke And Stole A Fan's Phone Who Tried To Take A Selfie

Ahmed Abdirzak tells DailyMail.com he was scared his life was at risk when Conor McGregor stormed up to him, grabbed him and seized his phone - at this spot here while he and his friend waited for their car. 'I looked into his face and his eyes were bulging. He was so angry. I don't know whether he was drunk or on drugs, but he looked f***ked.

Police Bodycam Shows The Moment Cops Place Conor McGregor In Handcuffs Outside His Miami Vacation Pad After He Allegedly Broke And Stole A Fan's Phone Who Tried To Take A Selfie

Conor McGregor, one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, is facing charges of misdemeanor criminal mischief and strong-armed robbery. He is seen leaving jail on March 11 night after being bonded out

Police Bodycam Shows The Moment Cops Place Conor McGregor In Handcuffs Outside His Miami Vacation Pad After He Allegedly Broke And Stole A Fan's Phone Who Tried To Take A Selfie
The Fountainbleu Hotel in Miami Beach is home to LIV where Conor McGregor was partying

‘Patience in this world is a virtue I continue to work on,’ the now retired fighter said in a coy Instagram post, the day after the reported incident. ‘I love my fans dearly. Thank you all.’

Brit Ahmed, from Slough, Berkshire, and a group of friends flew into the U.S. last Friday for a Spring Break vacation in Miami Beach.

Top of their list of nightspots to visit was super club LIV in the swank Fontainebleau Hotel.

'Everyone told me that LIV is the place to be. The place is really high-end, the music was insane,' he went on.

'We saw loads of celebrities. The big US rapper Blueface was performing live. We had a fantastic evening. There was no trouble inside.

'There was a lot of A-list celebrities there. Conor was probably the lowest there, nobody was showing him any love.

'The only reason I was looking at him was because I was from the United Kingdom and he's big there.'

Other footage from inside LIV showed McGregor appearing to argue with a clubber as he partied with a number of women.

In a clip posted on Instagram, the Irish MMA star appeared to be shouting at a bearded man. McGregor edges closer to him, before the camera pans away.

The alleged skirmish outside the club happened at 5am when Ahmed and his friends, including best friend Fuad Nur, 23, ran into the star in the hotel valet area as they waited for their rental car.

Police Bodycam Shows The Moment Cops Place Conor McGregor In Handcuffs Outside His Miami Vacation Pad After He Allegedly Broke And Stole A Fan's Phone Who Tried To Take A Selfie
Here to party: Conor McGregor was the least famous celebrity spotted by Ahmed Adbirzak and his friends in the LIV nightclub. The biggest name was rapper Blueface
Police Bodycam Shows The Moment Cops Place Conor McGregor In Handcuffs Outside His Miami Vacation Pad After He Allegedly Broke And Stole A Fan's Phone Who Tried To Take A Selfie
Police Bodycam Shows The Moment Cops Place Conor McGregor In Handcuffs Outside His Miami Vacation Pad After He Allegedly Broke And Stole A Fan's Phone Who Tried To Take A Selfie

Videos posted on Instagram show the MMA superstar partying with a number of people, including this woman in a captain's hat

'My friend spotted him on the way out and shouted to him 'McGregor, McGregor, we've come all the way from London',' he went on.

'He turned to him and gave him a salute. I said 'Man dem McGregor' [a London street expression of friendship and appreciation] and he repeated it word for word, mocking me.

'It seemed good-natured at that point though, he seemed friendly. I wasn't insulting him or antagonizing him at all.

'I don't drink, I've never touched alcohol in my life. I've never done drugs. I was completely sober.'

Ahmed said McGregor began shouting lyrics from the hit rap song Thotiana which Blueface had performed inside the club.

He insists he was about 15ft away when he took out his phone to record the spectacle - and that McGregor saw it and advanced towards him.

'He reached out his left hand to greet me, to shake my hand. But then he held my arm so I couldn't get away,' said Ahmed.

'His grip was insane. I could tell he was a professional athlete. I thought he's going to hit me. I was shocked.

'I looked into his face and his eyes were bulging. He was so angry. I don't know whether he was drunk or on drugs, but he looked f***ked.

'I just remained passive, I didn't want to fight. Then with his right hand he punched the phone. It was so hard I felt the impact through my entire body.'

Police Bodycam Shows The Moment Cops Place Conor McGregor In Handcuffs Outside His Miami Vacation Pad After He Allegedly Broke And Stole A Fan's Phone Who Tried To Take A Selfie

Inside the club: On one clip, Conor McGregor appeared to be arguing with another party-goer, with his arm raised. Hours later he was involved in the skirmish on the car park

Police Bodycam Shows The Moment Cops Place Conor McGregor In Handcuffs Outside His Miami Vacation Pad After He Allegedly Broke And Stole A Fan's Phone Who Tried To Take A Selfie

Conor McGregor shared a picture of him in the back of a Miami Beach Police cruiser taken after his arrest - and showing him grinning

Police Bodycam Shows The Moment Cops Place Conor McGregor In Handcuffs Outside His Miami Vacation Pad After He Allegedly Broke And Stole A Fan's Phone Who Tried To Take A Selfie
McGregor keeps a house in Miami Beach and returned there after being bonded out

Ahmed said he watched the phone screen shatter. He tried to pick it up but says McGregor picked it up and threw it on the floor.

'He stamped on it four times. He then picked it up and put it in his jeans,' Ahmed added. 'I couldn't believe what I was seeing.

'He did his swagger dance and headed to his black SUV with his entourage surrounding him.

'I was asking them, "Can I get my phone back?"

'I tried to run after him and asked for it back but he just laughed.'

Amazingly, Ahmed, a dad-of-one who runs his family's restaurant, Golis, Southall, west London, said the globetrotting sports star is yet to return the smashed iPhone.

'He robbed me. It was daylight robbery. It wasn't just a broken phone,' he told DailyMail.com.

'Nobody has taken the phone away from him and given it back to me.

'As far as I know he's still got it. It's got all my personal pictures of my mother and son that I will never be able to get back now.

'I've got friends in the UK who have done really minor crimes and they aren't even allowed to come to America. They can't get visas.

'How is it that this man, a guy with history of arrests and violence can just come in and out whenever he likes - all because he's a big name celebrity.

'He's a dangerous thug, very dangerous. He lives up to his name - notorious. He thinks the normal rules don't apply to him.

'I wouldn't wish jail on anyone, but they should make an example out of him. His fans are already posting threats and jokes about me online.'

Police Bodycam Shows The Moment Cops Place Conor McGregor In Handcuffs Outside His Miami Vacation Pad After He Allegedly Broke And Stole A Fan's Phone Who Tried To Take A Selfie

Victim: Ahmed Abdirzak tells DailyMail.com: 'He's a dangerous thug, very dangerous. He lives up to his name - notorious. He thinks the normal rules don't apply to him.'

Police Bodycam Shows The Moment Cops Place Conor McGregor In Handcuffs Outside His Miami Vacation Pad After He Allegedly Broke And Stole A Fan's Phone Who Tried To Take A Selfie
Witness: Ahmed Abdirzak was with best friend Fuad Nur, 23, when the confrontation with McGregor happened

Abdirzak said he should at least have his ability to come and go freely from the U.S. withdrawn.

'I wouldn't want to see anyone jailed or deported but I believe in justice,' he added.

'Coming to the US is a privilege. And if you do bad things you should lose that privilege

'I don't see why they should let him in again. He's had enough chances to behave himself already.'

The incident came just three days after McGregor completed his probation for a violent altercation last April in Brooklyn when he attacked a bus carrying several UFC fighters by throwing a dolly through a window.

Had he violated probation, McGregor likely would have been faced jail time along with possible deportation to Ireland.

Two weeks after the run-in with Abdirzak, McGregor announced his retirement from the UFC on Twitter.

‘Hey guys quick announcement, I've decided to retire from the sport formally known as 'Mixed Martial Art' today,’ he wrote. ‘I wish my old colleagues well going forward in competition. I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement.’

The rise of Conor McGregor

Police Bodycam Shows The Moment Cops Place Conor McGregor In Handcuffs Outside His Miami Vacation Pad After He Allegedly Broke And Stole A Fan's Phone Who Tried To Take A Selfie
Conor McGregor makes his entrance before his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August 2017

Conor McGregor is known for his controversial, bragging persona in and out of the ring, which draws record numbers of viewers to his fights.

The 29-year-old Ultimate Fighting Champion was born in Dublin, Ireland, and began his mixed martial arts career at age 18 in an amateur match for the Irish Ring of Truth in his hometown.

He soon went professional and debuted in the MMA in 2009, collecting wins both as a lightweight and a featherweight.

McGregor is the first European MMA fighter to hold titles from two divisions - featherweight and lightweigh - simultaneously.

In 2013, after being swarmed by requests to sign McGregor to the UFC during a trip to Ireland, the organization's president Dana White complied and the fighter became the second-ever Irishman to compete for the organization.

McGregor has said that he collected a $200 check from Ireland's welfare state just one week before his UFC debut, when he was working as a plumber.

He drew the biggest pay-per-view audience for an MMA fight ever when he fought Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in 2016 and defeated him. For that fight he earned $1million, becoming the first UFC fighter to get a seven-figure pay day.

That year he became the first MMA fighter ever to be included on Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes.

McGregor has been in a relationship with Dee Devlin since 2008 and they share a child, Conor McGregor Jr who was born in May of 2017.

In 2017 he announced he would go on hiatus from the UFC after winning the lightweight championship.

McGregor went on hiatus while undefeated as the lightweight champion but had already lost his featherweight championship.

In August of 2017, McGregor he was paid a reported $30million to fight undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a much-anticipated, yet ultimately uncompetitive match that he lost on the 10th round.

McGregor's relationship with the UFC hit the rocks in April 2018 when White ruled that he would be stripped of his Lightweight Championship belt because he hadn't participated in a UFC event since 2016.

The Irishman responded with a profane tweet that said: 'You'll strip me of nothing c***s.'

Then two days before the UFC 223 event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, McGregor arrived with an entourage at the end of a media event and triggered a melee in which he threw a dolly at a bus carrying other fighters.

Several fighters were injured by broken glass and two had to miss upcoming fights.

White called the incident the 'most despicable thing in UFC history'.

McGregor turned himself in to police and was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief.

He pleaded guilty in July to a single disorderly conduct charge in a Brooklyn courthouse in order to avoid prison time.

McGregor returned to the Octagon in August 2018 to challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the Lightweight Championship but was defeated in the fourth round in Las Vegas.

He found himself in trouble with the law again in March 2019 after an altercation with a fan outside a nightclub in Miami Beach.

McGregor was arrested and charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief and strong-armed robbery after he allegedly smashed a fan's phone on March 11.