Charges dropped in Conor McGregor phone-smashing case


The charges against Conor McGregor over an incident involving him smashing a phone of a man have been dropped.

McGregor, 30, was arrested March 11 after police said he grabbed Abdirzak's phone while the man was trying to take his picture outside a Miami hotel. Neither the victim, Ahmed Abdirzak, nor McGregor appeared in court. Abdirzak claimed after he "had some time to reflect" on the encounter with McGregor, he didn't think the fighter meant to injure him or damage his phone, according to a final memo by the State Attorney's Office.

"Based on the witness's credibility issues, his unwillingness to respond to a subpoena and the inability of the witnesses to testify as to his subjective mindset, the State of Florida can not prove the charges against Mr. McGregor beyond a reasonable doubt", Madani wrote. As such, a felony charge of robbery by sudden snatching and misdemeanor criminal mischief couldn't be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

"Everything's above board the way they did it", former Florida prosecutor Paul Walsh told MMA Junkie.

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A trial was due to go ahead on Monday at Miami-Dade County Court but the court's online system has recorded "nolle pros" next to the charges and the case will not proceed.

The "Miami Herald" reported Mr Abdirzak also dropped his civil lawsuit against Mr McGregor after reaching a settlement. Most recently McGregor has said that he's done with MMA, so if he wanted to try his hand at movies, now is as good a time as any.

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McGregor's last fight came this past November when he was submitted by UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov.