Charges against MMA superstar Conor McGregor stemming from an incident outside a Miami Beach hotel were dropped Monday after a civil lawsuit was settled with the victim. McGregor walked up to him, extended his left hand as if to shake his hand and then angrily "punched" the phone out of the man's hand, according to a lawsuit later filed by the fan.
In a conclusive memo, Assistant State Attorney Khalil Madani explained the situation. Prosecutors charged McGregor with robbery by sudden snatching and criminal mischief.
"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 can not prove the charges against Mr. McGregor beyond a reasonable doubt", Madani wrote.
McGregor, 30, was arrested on March 11 after police said he took a phone from Ahmed Abdirzak and stomped on it several times before putting it in his pocket and driving away.
McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) faced up to 20 years in prison on the initial charges.
Roughly a month ago, however, Abdirzak withdrew his charges against McGregor, which implied that a settlement had been reached behind the scenes.
As a result, the case against McGregor will not proceed.
McGregor avoided going to jail after striking a deal which saw him do community service.
Later that month, The New York Times reported McGregor was under investigation for an alleged sexual assault in his native Dublin in December. The rivals brawled in the cage immediately afterward, prompting the Nevada Athletic Commission to suspend them both.