Prosecutors drop charges against Conor McGregor after phone-smashing ordeal

Conor Mc Gregor won't face charges for allegedly smashing a man's phone

Prosecutors in Florida have dropped all charges against mixed martial artist Conor McGregor after he was accused of stamping on a fan's mobile phone.

"The victim of the crime does not wish to return to the United States and prosecute this case", Prosecutor Khalil Madani said (thanks to the Miami Herald for the quotes).

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.

Mr McGregor did not appear in court for the hearing.

Madani concluded that Abdirzak "has credibility issues as he's changed his previously sworn testimony".

McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) faced up to 20 years in prison on the initial charges. The charges (one count of felony robbery and one count of misdemeanor criminal mischief) were dropped Monday.

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

McGregor was not present in the Miami courtroom as the case was resolved.

Abdirzak, a resident of England, later dropped his lawsuit after reaching an out-of-court settlement with McGregor. "Works out good for (McGregor)".

Of course, McGregor's legal troubles may not be limited to the U.S. According to a report in the New York Times, he's the subject of a criminal investigation into an alleged sexual assault in his native Dublin.

In October, the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended McGregor for six months after he was involved in a post-fight brawl.

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