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MMA fighter Conor McGregor arrested in Florida after fan’s phone smashed

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Conor McGregor was arrested in Miami Beach on Monday after a fan said the Irish mixed martial arts fighter smashed his phone and walked off with the shattered remains, police records show.

McGregor, 30, was booked into a correctional center on suspicion of robbery and criminal mischief, according to an arrest affidavit. The incident took place shortly after 5 a.m. (0900 GMT) on Monday.

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McGregor was later released on a $125,000 bond, the Miami Herald reported.

Samuel Rabin Jr., a Miami-based attorney representing McGregor, said the fighter was involved in a “minor altercation involving a cellphone” and would cooperate fully with police, the Herald reported.

The arrest report, which did not identify McGregor by name, said “the victim attempted to take a picture of the defendant with his cell phone” outside a hotel.

“The defendant slapped the victim’s phone out of his hand, causing it to fall to the floor. The defendant then stomped on the victim’s phone several times, damaging it,” the report said, adding that the device was valued at $1,000.

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McGregor was charged in April 2018 with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief after police said he attacked a charter bus in New York carrying UFC fighters, .

He later pleaded guilty to a reduced disorderly conduct charge.

Reporting by Dan Whitcomb, additional reporting by Rich McKay; Editing by Alistair Bell and John Stonestreet

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Jim Jordan rants about Adam Schiff when asked if he ignored wrestlers who said they were molested at OSU

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Rep. Jim Jordan reacted angrily this week after being asked about new allegations that he ignored reports of sexual impropriety by a team doctor during his tenure as a wrestling coach at Ohio State University.

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As a White House senior adviser to President Donald Trump, Stephen Miller has aggressively pushed for a very draconian immigration policy. And according to a disturbing report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), leaked e-mails by the far-right Republican show an “affinity for white nationalism.”

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