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

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Conor McGregor Credit: Idris Elba/Mayweather Promotions

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.

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Jay Anderson
Editor at Cageside Press, Jay has been covering the sport of mixed martial arts for several years. His work has appeared on The MMA Corner, What Culture, Cage Pages, MMA News, Today's Knockout, and Fox Sports (via Fansided). Jay holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Guelph, and a Certificate in Leadership Skills from Humber College. When not slaving at the keyboard, he can be found in the company of his dog, a good book, or getting lost in the woods.

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