There’s a different angle now available in the Conor McGregor cell phone case.
TMZ Sports recently published new surveillance footage of McGregor allegedly destroying a man’s cell phone outside a Miami nightclub, and the video seems to support Ahmed Abdirzak’s claims that the Irish star pretended to go in for a handshake before snatching his device.
In the footage, McGregor appears to extended his hand before taking Abdirzak’s phone. He then stomps on the phone before picking it up and walking away. The phone is reportedly valued at $1,000.
McGregor’s attorney, Sam Rabin, entered a not guilty plea on the fighter’s behalf at an arraignment on Wednesday. The 30-year-old Dublin native was not present at the hearing. McGregor’s next court date is set for April 30, and if a plea deal isn’t reached, a trial will begin on May 13.
McGregor was initially arrested and charged with felony strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief for the altercation. Those charges were recently lowered to robbery by sudden snatching and misdemeanor criminal mischief, which reduces McGregor’s potential sentence from a maximum of 20 years in prison to six years.
Abdirzak also filed a lawsuit against McGregor, but the suit was reportedly dropped after both parties reached a settlement. Terms of the settlement have not been released, but Abdirzak was initially seeking $15,000 in damages when he filed the suit.
McGregor currently does not have a fight booked. He last appeared at UFC 229, losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov via fourth-round submission in a lightweight title bout on Oct. 6.