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Conor McGregor sued in South Florida

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

Miami-Dade County court records show 22-year-old Ahmed Abdirzak filed a lawsuit seeking more than $US15,000 ($A21,200) on Thursday.

He accuses 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 on Monday morning when Abdirzak attempted to take a picture of him.

They 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.

His lawyer has called the suit "a quick effort seeking a payday".

© AP 2019