A civil lawsuit against UFC superstar Conor McGregor was dropped after the man whose phone he allegedly smashed and stole dropped the charges against the Irish MMA fighter.

Ahmed Abdirzak was initially seeking damages of $15,000 after McGregor allegedly took his mobile phone outside a Miami nightclub and proceeded to smash it on the floor and stamp on it, before picking it up and walking off.

ESPN has since revealed that Abdirzak had dropped the charges, but also noted that McGregor will still face criminal charges for the incident.

The former two-division world champion has filed pleas of not guilty on his felony charge of “robbery sudden snatching” and on his misdemeanor charge of “criminal mischief”.

On Monday it was reported that McGregor had been involved in an incident in a Dublin pub after a man taunted him over his defeat to Nurmagomedov.


McGregor (21-4) announced his retirement from mixed martial arts late last month, but has since dropped hints he intends to fight again.

The former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion hasn’t fought since a submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October. That loss is McGregor’s only UFC appearance in the past two years.

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