By Chris Perez
Conor McGregor may spend more time in court this year than the octagon.
The former UFC champ got hit with a civil suit on Thursday — seeking more than $15,000 — for his cellphone bashing incident in South Florida.
Alleged victim Ahmed Abdirzak, 22, filed the lawsuit in Miami-Dade County. He is accusing McGregor of “battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress.”
According to Abdirzak, McGregor — who is facing charges of strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief for the early Monday morning incident — went berserk after he spotted the British-born tourist taking a photo of him with his phone.
McGregor allegedly “punched” the mobile device out of Abdirzak’s hand and began stomping on it repeatedly, his suit says.
“The defendant then picked up the smashed phone and slipped it into his pocket before strutting to a waiting SUV,” the suit adds.
When Abdirzak tried to get his $1,000 phone back from McGregor, the MMA star “just laughed” and shouted “F–k you!” before speeding off in his SUV, according to the Miami Herald.
“McGregor’s outrageous actions were willful malicious, deliberate, and were done with reckless or negligent indifference,” wrote Abdirzak’s lawyer, Santiago Cueto, in the suit.
McGregor’s attorney, Samuel Rabin, called the civil case “a quick effort seeking a payday.”