UFC star Conor McGregor has had some run-ins with the law, but he is still keeping his focus on a potential return to the Octagon. In a recent interview on Saint Patrick’s Day, the former two-division champion gave some insight on when he would like to get back in the cage.
If McGregor has his wish, he will be back in action in July.
“We’re currently in negotiations,” McGregor told ABC-7’s Larry Mowry. “We’re aiming for July – we’ll see what happens. I am staying ready. This morning I was doing incline sprints on the treadmill on my program, the McGregor F.A.S.T. program, staying in a hotel room. So we’re staying on it, getting work in as we go.”
McGregor was in Chicago to celebrate the Irish holiday.
But while he was discussing his next fight, McGregor made no mention of his arrest earlier this month for breaking a fan’s phone.
According to the report, McGregor slapped the phone out of the fan’s hand and repeatedly stomped on it. McGregor then picked up the phone and walked away with it.
The incident was reportedly caught on camera.
“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 police report reads.
The phone was valued at $1,000.
McGregor was not immediately arrested but was picked up later in the day and charged with charged with felony strong-armed robbery and misdemeanor criminal mischief.
Just a year ago, McGregor was arrested on two felony charges in Brooklyn, New York for an incident at the Barclays Center where he through a hand truck through a window of a bus carrying other fighters, including rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. He reached a settlement in that case and was sentenced to three days of anger management courses and five days of community service.