Charges dropped vs. McGregor in phone incident

Charges dropped vs. McGregor in phone incident

US Prosecutors have dropped charges against MMA fighter Conor McGregor, in relation to an alleged phone smashing incident.

After the settlement was reached, the victim refused to cooperate with the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office, forcing prosecutors to drop the investigation and charges.

McGregor, 30, was arrested on March 11 after police said he took a phone from Ahmed Abdirzak and stomped on it several times before putting it in his pocket and driving away. McGregor himself was not required to attend the proceedings.

Dublin native McGregor was detained by police on "strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief" charges after the early morning incident in which he is also alleged to have stamped on the cell phone and subsequently stole it after a fan attempted to take a photograph with the former two-weight UFC champion.

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"I think this was the appropriate resolution of this case", said Sam Rabin, McGregor's defense attorney.

UFC star Conor McGregor will no longer have to fend off criminal charges in Florida.

Two weeks after United Kingdom native Ahmed Abdirzak agreed to cooperate, prosecutors say his attorney informed them he'd "been made whole" by McGregor and had changed his mind about the encounter. McGregor walked up to him, extended his left hand as if to shake his hand and then angrily "punched" the phone out of the man's hand, according to a lawsuit later filed by the fan. The London-based man had sought more than $15,000 in damages. The Miami Herald was the first to report the news.

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