Conor McGregor is returning to UFC

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Conor McGregor is officially coming back to the Octagon.

After another supposed retirement, McGregor has signed on to fight Dustin Poirier as the headliner of UFC 257 on Jan. 23, the Irish fighter confirmed to ESPN on Thursday.

The fight — a rematch of UFC 178, which McGregor won by TKO in 2014 — will be McGregor’s first fight in more than a year. He last entered the Octagon on Jan. 18, 2020 at UFC 246, where he needed just 40 seconds to beat Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone by TKO in a welterweight bout.

The 32-year-old McGregor (22-4) then announced his retirement (for the third time) in June, but it proved to be only temporary once again.

McGregor and Poirier will fight at 155 pounds, according to the report. The fight could take place on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, UFC president Dana White previously told ESPN, but that is not yet finalized.

Poirier (26-6) last fought in June, when he beat Dan Hooker by unanimous decision.

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