Conor McGregor's UFC return moves step closer with Dana White revealing 'it’s a matter of getting contracts signed'

CONOR McGREGOR'S return to the UFC has moved a step closer as Dana White revealed: 'It’s a matter of getting contracts signed'.

The Irishman has accepted a January 23 rematch against Dustin Poirier, who he beat at featherweight in 2014.

A deal is all-but official, with only the paperwork yet to be signed off.

UFC president White said: “He said, ‘yes’ and Dustin said, ‘yes,’ so now it’s a matter of getting contracts signed."

McGregor had initially demanded the fight take place before the end of the year.

But with the UFC already having their final two pay-per-view's of 2020 sorted, the 32-year-old will be made to wait.

McGregor, who has not fought since beating Donald Cerrone in January, appeared to give in as he publicly accepted the New Year comeback.

But he followed it up by calling to fight at the Dallas Cowboys' 80,000 capacity AT&T stadium, owned by American billionaire Jerry Jones.

McGregor tweeted: "I accept, Jan 23rd is on! My goal is to see this fight take place in Cowboy stadium. Proper Style!

"Jerry Jones is a friend and the stadium can hold our crowd. I will be ready for Texas and Texas will be ready for my fans!"

The NFL stadium can currently only hold 20,000, due to coronavirus precautions.

But White insisted he will only welcome back fans once full capacity returns.

He explained: “Listen, we’ve had a very good relationship with Jerry Jones for a long time and talked about Dallas, Texas, stadium forever.

“I’m not going into any arena where we’re going to fill a quarter of the arena or half of the arena or any of that stuff, so when crowds are ready to come back we’ll do crowds again.”

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