The Irishman confirmed he would return to the octagon in a shock announcement at a press convention in Moscow.
McGregor stated he would fight in Las Vegas on 18 January and would then fight the winner of Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal.
‘I have agreed the date with the company,’ McGregor stated.
‘As far as the opponent, I have the opponent’s identify, however from expertise if I do know if I provide the identify the UFC would flip it. They are a artful firm.
‘Ask the UFC who the opponent is as a result of I don’t give a f*** who the opponent is.
‘January 18th, the return of the Notorious Conor McGregor, 12 weeks from at this time on the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada. That would be the starting of my season.
‘I’ll then look to compete in opposition to the winner of the Nate Diaz-Jorge Masvidal for the Bad Motherf***er title.
‘Obviously I’ve historical past with Nate Diaz and we’re set to make the trilogy bout. I really feel Nate will get the higher of that one.
‘Then I’ll search the Moscow bout. It will probably be in opposition to the winner of Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
‘I can’t even say the guy’s identify, who offers a f*** what the guy’s identify is. That is the bout we wish. We need the bout in Russia.’
The UFC are but to touch upon McGregor’s announcement, however it’s believed the frontrunners to face the previous light-weight and featherweight champion in January are Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and Justin Gaethje.