Teflon Con: Charges Dropped Against Conor McGregor in Cell Phone Incident

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Charges against Conor McGregor related to an incident in March, in which the UFC star smashed a fan’s cell phone, have been dropped.

Just call him Teflon Con. After being charged with a pair of felonies for slapping a cell phone out of the hands of a fan and stomping on it outside a Miami night club back in March, Conor McGregor has had all charges against him stemming from the incident dropped. It’s another legal hurdle cleared for the fighter, though a return to action is still up in the air.

The charges had previously been reduced. Originally, McGregor was charged with strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief, both felonies. However, when the value of the phone damaged was lowered from $1000 to $200, the first felony was reduced, and the second changed to a misdemeanor.

Now, McGregor is off the hook entirely. That’s because, as MMA Junkie first reported, the victim in the case is no longer co-operating. Ahmed Abdirzak had previously settled a civil suit against McGregor out of court. Which makes the criminal charges being dropping less than surprising.

McGregor (21-4), the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion, has not fought since his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October. The brawl that ensued resulted in a suspension that prevented McGregor for competing for six months. He became eligible to return to action last month.