Conor McGregor’s UFC return in January confirmed with Dustin Poirier fight

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Conor McGregor 's UFC comeback is official as he and opponent Dustin Poirier have signed their fight agreements.

The pair will face off in the Octagon on January 23 at UFC 257 in a huge day for the sport.

Nortious will be back fighting for the first time since retiring.

He stepped away from UFC for the second time back in June, and rival Khabib Nurmagomedov has since announced his retirement.

McGregor is 32 but will be back for the lightweight bout in the new year.

Negotiations between the Irishman and American Poirier have been ongoing for several weeks, with UFC president Dana White recently getting involved too.

They actually went head-to-head back in 2014 with former featherweight and lightweight champion McGregor winning by technical knockout in that meeting.

With the comeback now confirmed, Notorious will be focusing on his training ahead of the fight.

He tweeted earlier this month: “I am raring to go and in the best place I’ve ever been.

"Excited to show my practices to the world! Still awaiting official confirmation however.”

McGregor's record stands at 22-4 and he has not fought since January.

In Notorious' most recent outing, he returned from a 15-month hiatus to beat Donald Cerrone by TKO.

It took McGregor just 40 seconds to clinch the win at UFC 246, and he'll be hoping for a similar result in two months' time.

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