Hours after video emerged of Conor McGregor stomping on a cellphone outside a Miami night club, news broke that the UFC star is facing a civil suit related to the incident.
Court records obtained by the Associated Press show that 22-year-old Ahmed Abdirzak has filed a lawsuit against McGregor in a Miami-Dade court seeking more than $15,000 for battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
McGregor facing criminal charges, civil suit
McGregor is already facing criminal charges of felony strong-armed robbery and misdemeanor criminal mischief for the incident in which police say McGregor “slapped” Abdirzak’s cellphone on the ground and stomped on it before picking it up and walking away with it.
The incident allegedly occurred around 5 a.m. Monday outside prominent Miami night club LIV.
Video shows alleged McGregor cellphone incident
Video obtained by TMZ shows the alleged incident.
Accuser says McGregor faked handshake
Abdirzak said that McGregor feigned a handshake outside the club before taking his phone and destroying it.
“He came to shake my hand, and as soon as he comes to shake my hand he pulls me in and grabs my phone and starts smashing it,” Abdirzak told TMZ. “And all these security guards literally surround me, pushing me out of the way. And he literally stomped on it.”
McGregor’s attorney dismissed the civil suit, describing it to AP as "a quick effort seeking a payday."
McGregor is free on $12,500 bond.
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