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Fighter McGregor settles with fan, charges dropped

May 13, 2019
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department shows Conor McGregor. Prosecutors have dropped charges against star fighter McGregor after he allegedly smashed a fan’s phone outside a Miami hotel. The State Attorney’s Office said Monday, May 13, 2019 that the victim has stopped cooperating with investigators and has recanted his story. (Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department via AP, File)

MIAMI (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped charges against star fighter Conor McGregor after he allegedly smashed a fan’s phone outside a Miami hotel.

The State Attorney’s Office said Monday the victim has stopped cooperating 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 video of McGregor outside a hotel when the fighter allegedly punched the phone out of Abdirzak’s hand, repeatedly stomped on it and walked off with it in his pocket.

McGregor is a former two-division Ultimate Fighting Championship title holder who famously lost to boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in 2017. He has since retired.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com