Conor McGregor Settles Phone Smashing Lawsuit Ahead of Criminal Case
Former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor has at least one less legal headache plaguing him after settling a lawsuit connected to his recent arrest in Florida.
McGregor was detained and later charged with ‘strong arm robbery’ and criminal mischief after he allegedly snatched a cell phone away from a person trying to take his photo outside a posh Miami hotel, smashing it on the ground and then taking it with him as he left.
The person in question — 22-year-old Ahmed Abdirzak — filed a lawsuit against McGregor within days of the incident accusing the UFC superstar of ‘battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress’.
Now according to court records first obtained by TMZ, the lawsuit against McGregor is being dismissed with prejudice, which typically means the two parties involved have reached a settlement agreement.
Chances are McGregor and his attorneys agreed to pay Abdirzak some amount of money to make the lawsuit go away. Terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.
While the lawsuit over the phone smashing incident is now concluded, McGregor still has to face the criminal charges connected to the altercation.
McGregor is due back in court in Florida later this week on a felony charge for robbery as well as a misdemeanor charge for criminal mischief.
While McGregor potentially faces up to six years in prison if convicted, it’s much more likely that he will strike a plea deal with prosecutors and avoid any kind of jail time, especially now that he’s already settled the lawsuit with his accuser.