Prosectors drop charges against UFC star McGregor in Miami incident

Conor Mc Gregor celebrates after a first-round knockout victory over Jose Aldo in their featherweight title fight during UFC 194

Police said the alleged victim in the incident was taking a picture of McGregor outside a hotel when he slapped the man's phone out of his hand, stamped on it several times and walked away with it. McGregor was arrested in March following an altercation with a fan that included a phone being smashed.

Assistant State Attorney Khalil Madani issued a statement claiming that there were issues with the defendant's credibility, amongst other things.

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Charges related to an altercation between retired mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor and a fan who was recording a video of him have been dropped. But when the value of Adbirzak's phone was later downgraded, they were reduced to robbery by sudden snatching, a third-degree felony, and misdemeanor criminal mischief, which exposed him to six years in prison. The 30-year-old grappler was previously charged with smashing a man's cell phone and then stealing it while in Florida this past March.

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.

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Abdirzak dropped his civil suit against the former two-division UFC title holder after reaching an out-of-court settlement last month.

This isn't McGregor's first run-in with the law, as he was arrested in NY back in April of 2018 after he attacked a bus with rival fighters on board. McGregor had initially pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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