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Conor McGregor Tricked Me Into Handshake, Says Alleged Phone Victim

Conor McGregor He Tricked Me into Getting Close … Says Alleged Phone Victim

3/12/2019 2:47 PM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

Conor McGregor duped the dude whose phone he allegedly snatched and smashed in order to get to the goods … so claims the guy who lost his phone.

TMZ Sports spoke with Ahmed Abdirzak, a UK resident, who tells us he was vacationing in Miami before Monday’s scuffle with the former UFC champ. 

Ahmed says he spotted Conor on their way out of the club as he waited for the valet to bring his ride around. Once he saw Conor, Ahmed tells us he pulled out his phone to snap a pic — and then says Conor actually approached him and appeared to be offering a handshake.

Once he had a hold of his hand, Ahmed says Conor pulled him in and grabbed the phone out of his hand … allegedly proceeding to stomp on it while his bodyguards blocked off Ahmed. Ahmed asked for the phone back, but to no avail.

He says Conor put it in his pocket, laughed and hopped into a waiting vehicle. Ahmed’s pissed about his phone, ’cause he says there’s precious content on there for him that he’ll never get back.

As you know, Conor was arrested and booked for robbery/strong-arm and criminal mischief, and made bail Monday night. He was calm and collected as he made his way past cameras and into his ride. 

Ahmed tells TMZ Sports he’s unsure if he’ll file a lawsuit — but he’s discussed the case with lawyers … just in case.

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