Conor McGregor Thanks His Fans On Instagram After Arrest In Miami

Conor McGregor has taken to Instagram to thank fans in his first post on social media since his recent arrest.

Reports emerged that Miami police detained the UFC fighter on charges of strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief, alleging he smashed a fan's phone at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel.

Accompanied by a picture of him leaving jail and wearing some very dodgy sandals, jogging bottoms and a t-shirt that has a message that reads, ''When I say something is going to happen it's going to happen McGregor is back," he thanked his fans for their support.

According to The Miami Herald, the was trying to get a photo with 'the Notorious' before McGregor is alleged to have thrown it on the ground and jumped on it a number of times.

As per TMZ, the Irishman was walking out of Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach at around 5am on Monday when a fan, who had been in LIV club where McGregor is thought to have been, started taking pictures of the 30-year old.

A furious McGregor slapped the phone out of the owner's hand and began to stomp on it when it was on the ground. He then walked off with the phone and was later arrested at his home as opposed to the scene of the crime.

The former dual weight UFC champion was eventually released from Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on $12,500 bail, escorted to a black SUV before being driven back to his Miami Beach Mansion.

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This is not an isolated incident for McGregor, who has had several run-ins with the law on recent times.

Incensed by the way his teammate Artem Lobov was approached by Khabib Nurmagomedov ahead of UFC 223, McGregor and his entourage flew from Ireland to Brooklyn and set about getting revenge.

He then stormed the bus the Dagestani fighter was on along with a number of fighters on the card, causing injuries to Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa and generally disrupting the whole card at the Barclays Center.

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Image: PA

Swiftly arrested for his violent actions, McGregor was later forced to take anger management classes and do five days of community service - which was only just recently completed.

McGregor is still serving a six month ban from UFC for his involvement in the melee that took place after his defeat at the hands of Khabib at UFC 229 in October.

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