Tuesday, 21 May, 2019


Charges dropped against McGregor in phone incident

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Melba Vasquez | 14 May, 2019, 15:44

Charges against Conor McGregor, relating to a phone-snatching incident in March, were dropped by Florida prosecutors today.

The State Attorney's Office said Monday the victim has stopped cooperating with investigators and has recanted his story. McGregor, however, was represented by his attorney.

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.

"I think this was the appropriate resolution of this case", said his defence lawyer, Sam Rabin. The degree of one felony charge was eventually lowered and the other was converted to a misdemeanor.

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

McGregor had originally been charged with robbery by sudden snatching and criminal mischief. 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.

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. The phone itself was valued at $1,000 but Abdirzak was seeking more than $15,000 in damages.

Later that month, The New York Times reported McGregor was under investigation for an alleged sexual assault in his native Dublin in December.

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