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Conor McGregor’s charges reduced on alleged phone smashing incident

Charges against UFC star Conor McGregor have been reduced.

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Conor McGregor was arrested in March and charged with one count of strong-arm robbery and one count of criminal mischief, for allegedly slapping away and stomping on a fan’s phone in Miami.

According to a report from USA Today, prosecutors have since reduced the charges, lowering the degree of one felony charge, and converting the other to a misdemeanor.

The felony criminal mischief charge is now just a misdemeanor since the listed value of the phone went from $1000 to “between $200 and $1000.” As for his strong-armed robbery, it has changed from a second-degree felony to “robbery by sudden snatching,” which is a third-degree felony.

If proven guilty, McGregor could face a potential maximum prison sentence of six years, which is down from the original 20 years. McGregor’s immigration status could also be affected if he is convicted, and he may have trouble entering the US for any future fights or business ventures.

The alleged victim also filed a civil lawsuit against the former UFC champion.

Although he has yet to be charged, McGregor was also reportedly arrested in Dublin last January, and is currently under investigation after accusations of sexual assault.

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