Charges against Conor McGregor dropped over allegedly stealing fan's phone

Associated Press

Monday 13 May 2019 18:59, UK

Conor McGregor arrives at Naas District Court in Co Kildare, where he faced a speeding charge.
Image: Conor McGregor was arrested in March for allegedly stealing a fan's phone

Prosecutors have dropped charges against Conor McGregor after he allegedly stole and smashed a fan's phone outside a Miami hotel.

The State Attorney's Office said on Monday that the victim has stopped co-operating with investigators and has recanted his story.

The Miami Herald reports the fan, Ahmed Abdirzak, dropped his civil lawsuit with McGregor after reaching a settlement.

The 30-year-old fighter was arrested in March. According to a lawsuit, Abdirzak and other fans were taking videos of McGregor outside a hotel when he allegedly punched the phone out of Abdirzak's hand, repeatedly stomped on it and walked off with it in his pocket.

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McGregor is a former two-division UFC title holder who famously lost a boxing contest against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather in 2017.