Charges were dropped against Conor McGregor in the Miami cell phone smashing case.
Conor McGregor has been in trouble with the law several times in the last two years. First, he was arrested in New York when he threw a dolly through a bus window at the UFC 223 media day. More recently McGregor was arrested in Miami, Florida, when he grabbed and smashed a fan’s cell phone with vacationing with his family. Charges were dropped in regards to this incident on Monday, per ESPN.com.
According to the report by ESPN, the charges on McGregor were that of felony robbery and misdemeanor criminal mischief. Both charges were dropped in a court on Monday morning. The man whose cell phone was destroyed stated that he did not feel McGregor had an intent to harm him in any way and “had been made whole” by McGregor. Assistant State Attorney Khalil Madani issued a statement about the accuser.
“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,” Madani wrote.
McGregor has been serving a suspension stemming from his last outing in the UFC back in October at UFC 229. That suspension is now up, but while out, McGregor announced his retirement from MMA. Although UFC president Dana White expects his return this summer, McGregor has been teasing a desire to return on social media with no solid plans.
McGregor’s longest absence from the UFC was from Nov. 2016 to Oct. 2018, in which time he saw the birth of his first child and participated in a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. Although technically retired, McGregor still sits in the number three ranked spot of the official UFC lightweight rankings and number nine in the pound for pound rankings.