Conor McGregor charges dropped, Anderson Silva comments on future

Yolanda Curtis
May 14, 2019

Prosecutors in Florida have dropped a case against Conor McGregor relating to an alleged phone-smashing incident.

Officials had charged McGregor with strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief in the case, saying he "knocked" the phone from Abdirzak's hand outside Miami's famous Fontainebleau Hotel while he and others took video of the fighter.

McGregor, 30, was briefly jailed on felony charges of second-degree strongarm robbery and third-degree criminal mischief after he allegedly took Abdirzak's phone and stomped on it before making off with the device.

Last month, Abdirzak dropped a civil suit against McGregor.

Shortly after the settlement was reached, Abdirzak's attorney wrote to the prosecutor to say the victim "had been made whole" by McGregor. McGregor was initially released on $12,500 bond and is scheduled to return to court for an arraignment on April 10.

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor of Ireland raises a cup of Irish whiskey during post-fight news conference at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. August 27, 2017. 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.

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

The charges were formally dropped at a hearing in Miami yesterday.

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