Dana White has revealed Conor McGregor’s UFC return is edging closer.
The Notorious retired from mixed martial Artis in June… for the third time in four years.
But a second fight with Dustin Poirier looks set to happen at the beginning of 2021.
UFC president White said: “He said, ‘yes’ and Dustin said, ‘yes,’ so now it’s a matter of getting contracts signed.”
Last week, McGregor confirmed his fight against Poirier will happen at the 80,000-seater AT&T Stadium.
“I accept, Jan 23rd is on! My goal is to see this fight take place in Cowboy Stadium [AT&T Stadium]. Proper Style!
“[Dallas Cowboys owner] 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!”
McGregor will be looking to beat Poirier for a second time after getting the better of him with a first round TKO victory in 2014.
AT&T Stadium, the home of NFL giants Dallas Cowboys, has been operating at a 20,000 capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, White insists he will only allow fans to attend UFC events if the arenas are full.
He said: “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.”