Charges dropped against Conor McGregor after settlement, victim of phone smashing recants

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MIAMI -- Prosecutors have dropped charges against star fighter Conor McGregor, who was accused of smashing and stealing a fan's phone outside a Miami Beach hotel.

The State Attorney's Office announced the decision Monday because the victim, who has already settled a civil lawsuit with McGregor, stopped cooperating with investigators. Prosecutor...Read more

Conor McGregor retires amid report of sex assault accusation in Ireland

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Conor McGregor announced his retirement from mixed-martial arts Monday, hours before a report surfaced detailing sexual assault accusations made against the former UFC champion last year.

The New York Times reported Tuesday that McGregor, 30, is under investigation in Ireland after a woman accused him of sexual assault in December. McGregor was...Read more

UFC star Conor McGregor sued by fan after allegedly smashing phone

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MIAMI -- Conor McGregor was arrested this week after a fan said the star fighter smashed and stole his camera phone outside an iconic Miami Beach hotel. Now, the fan is suing the colorful mixed martial artist.

Ahmed Abdirzak filed a lawsuit in Miami-Dade on Thursday accusing McGregor of "battery, assault and intentional infliction of emotional ...Read more

Star fighter Conor McGregor arrested on Miami Beach, accused of smashing fan's phone

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Mixed Martial Arts star fighter Conor McGregor was arrested Monday evening after police said he smashed a fan's phone outside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel.

McGregor is being charged with strong-armed robbery and misdemeanor criminal mischief, a Miami Beach police spokesman confirmed.

According to the department, McGregor smashed the ...Read more

Jon Jones' victory over Anthony Smith at UFC 235 came with a chilling moment

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LAS VEGAS -- Of the many tense moments during UFC 235, the seconds after Jon Jones kneed Anthony Smith in the head while he was defenseless on the canvas made time stand still the most.

After Jones spent nearly four years under suspension for using illicit and performance-enhancing drugs, he was suddenly staring at losing a fight he was ...Read more

Anthony Smith 'happy, stronger and faster' ahead of UFC 235 fight with Jon Jones

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LOS ANGELES -- The energy that others have expended judging the missteps of Jon Jones won't be wasted by the UFC light-heavyweight champion's Saturday challenger, Anthony Smith.

Beyond the freed mind, Smith has thrived since avoiding the physical toll of weight cutting, winning all three of his light-heavyweight fights after moving up a weight ...Read more