The Charges Against Conor McGregor From Florida Incident Dropped
The charges of alleged phone smashing against Conor McGregor are being dropped. This occurred during a hearing on Monday.
According to a report from Brett Okamoto for ESPN, Miami prosecutors dropped charges against McGregor. The two charges included felony robbery, and misdemeanor criminal mischief. These are charges had already been further dropped from an initial two felonies. At the time of booking, McGregor was charged felony criminal mischief and felony strong-armed robbery.
This stems from an incident outside a hotel in Miami, Fl. Here, McGregor got into an alleged altercation with a London man by the name of Ahmed Abdirza. It was alleged that McGregor smashed Abdirza’s phone. He then proceeded to pick it up and take it with him. Charges were reduced following a reevaluation of the value of the phone.
However, according to the report, all charges against McGregor have been dropped. It appears the charges are being dropped due to lack of cooperation from Abdirza. According to his attorney, Adbirza had “been made whole” by McGregor.
Assistant State Attorney Khalil Madani had things to say about the case. He states Adbriza “has credibility issues as he’s changed his previously sworn testimony.” Madani also had this to say about the case:
“Based on the witness’s credibility issues, his unwillingness to respond to a subpoena and the inability of the witnesses to testify as to his subjective mindset, the State of Florida cannot prove the charges against Mr. McGregor beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Ahmed Abdirza had also dropped a civil suit against Conor McGregor last month. So it appears that this issue is cleared up. This makes one less thing stopping McGregor’s return to MMA competition.