CONOR McGREGOR'S UFC return against Dustin Poirier has been CONFIRMED for January 23, according to reports.
The Irishman has been heavily linked with an octagon comeback and – having retired in June – will now return at UFC 257.
A deal has finally been agreed which will see him fight at the show – expected to be in Las Vegas – in the new year.
Talks have reportedly been ongoing for several weeks and all parties came to an agreement on Monday night, according to MMA Fighting.
The fight will headline the pay-per-view event.
But Notorious is still said to favour an earlier return at UFC 256 on December 12 now Amanda Nunes vs Megan Anderson has been scrapped as the main event.
McGregor beat Poirier in 2014 – finishing him just one minute and 46 seconds into the first round.
And the American will be hoping to avenge that defeat.
Earlier today, reports suggested talks between the parties had stalled and a return against Justin Gaethje could be on the cards.
Last week, McGregor took to social media to upload impressive training videos ahead of the Poirier clash.
The pictures showed him practicing spinning head kicks in protective gear.
And the shots appeared to show McGregor training at the Shinobi Academy School of Mixed Martial Arts in Lagos, Portugal.
McGregor hasn’t fought since the start of the year when he knocked out Donald Cerrone in just 40 seconds.
And he recently shared photos showing his incredible three year body transformation as he prepared to return.
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