MMA fighter Conor McGregor sued in South Florida

MIAMI — Mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor is facing a civil lawsuit after being charged in South Florida with stealing the cellphone of someone who was trying to take his photo.

Miami-Dade County court records show that 22-year-old Ahmed Abdirzak filed a lawsuit seeking more than $15,000 on Thursday, accusing 30-year-old McCregor of battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Miami Beach police say McGregor was leaving the Fontainebleau Miami Beach early Monday morning when Abdirzak attempted to take a picture of McGregor. Police say McGregor slapped the phone out of Abdirzak's hand and then stomped on it several times. Investigators say McGregor then grabbed the phone and left the area. McGregor was later arrested on robbery and criminal mischief charges.

McGregor's criminal defense attorney called the lawsuit "a quick effort seeking a payday."

___

More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

You may also like these

AP Explains: US targets heart of China's economic...

Apr 10, 2018

President Donald Trump's threat to hike tariffs on technology imports from China strikes at the...

China's Weibo site backtracks on gay censorship...

Apr 17, 2018

One of China's top social networking sites has announced that it will no longer be "cleaning up"...

China first home-built aircraft carrier completes...

May 18, 2018

China says its first entirely home-built aircraft carrier has successfully completed five days of...

Experts: China far side lunar mission potentially...

May 22, 2018

Experts say China's ambition to soft-land a spacecraft on the far side of the moon later this year...

Global stocks tumble after new Trump tariff threat

Jun 19, 2018

Global stocks have tumbled after U.S. President Donald Trump escalated a dispute with Beijing over...

About Us

Science Tech Today is all about the present with what’s new in the Science and Technology world. “Keep up with today, and don’t be left behind.”

Contact us: sales[at]sciencetechtoday.com

Subscribe Now!