TMZ: Conor McGregor’s Lawsuit for Smashing Fan’s Phone Dropped; Likely to Settle
LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 06:  Conor McGregor of Ireland is involved in a post-fight incident following his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia in their UFC lightweight championship bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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Ahmed Abdirzak has filed to dismiss his lawsuit against Conor McGregor after the UFC star smashed his phone in March.

Per TMZ Sports, Abdirzak’s suit against McGregor—for battery, assault and the intentional infliction of emotional distress—has been dismissed “with prejudice,” so the pair likely reached an out-of-court settlement regarding the matter.

The Irishman was arrested after breaking the phone outside the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami and taking it with him, and he’s still facing criminal charges of robbery and criminal mischief.

It’s said those charges could carry a potential maximum six-year prison sentence if he’s convicted.

The charges were reduced from strong-armed robbery to robbery by sudden snatching, both felonies, while the criminal mischief charge was originally a felony before being reclassed as a misdemeanor. The original charges could have carried a combined 20-year prison sentence.

TMZ leaked footage of the March 11 incident in which McGregor can be seen stamping on the phone:

Abdirzak, 22, was seeking in excess of $15,000. He said he was trying to take a photo of the 30-year-old, who “flew into a rage and punched [Abdirzak’s] smartphone out of his hand” and then “repeatedly” stomped on it.

The former two-weight champion left with the phone and was later arrested at a nearby mansion where he was staying with his family.

His arraignment will take place Wednesday. Per ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, McGregor will not have to personally attend the hearing if he submits a written not guilty plea in advance.

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