Conor McGregor will return to the UFC Octagon on Jan. 18 in Las Vegas, according to UFC president Dana White.
The UFC is close to finalizing a non-title welterweight bout between McGregor and Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone, which will headline UFC 246 on Jan. 18 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. McGregor has signed his contract to compete on the date, White told ESPN.
Cerrone's representatives say he has agreed to the bout and signed a new exclusive deal with the UFC.
"Conor has signed and Cowboy is ready to go," White told ESPN.