CONOR McGREGOR will make his return to UFC against Dustin Poirier on January 23.

The Irishman also revealed he has wants the fight to happen at the home of the Dallas Cowboys – AT&T Stadium – which can hold up to 105,000 people.

The Notorious announced he then wants to face Manny Pacquiao in a return to the boxing ring.

However, it is unclear if a highly-anticipated rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov is in his plans for 2021.

McGregor wrote on Twitter: "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!

"Then Manny."

Talks about a fight with Poirier, who he previously beat in 2014, had been ongoing in recent days but were held up by McGregor.

UFC chief Dana White had offered McGregor the January 23 date but it had been reported that the former featherweight and lightweight champion had wanted a fight before the end of 2020, in the hope of facing rival Khabib in April.

Earlier on Wednesday, Poirier had said he was ready to rematch McGregor but talks were stalling.

He told ESPN: "I think the Conor fight comes together, I really do.

"I believe I would have a contract right now if Conor said he would fight in 2021. He wants to fight in 2020.

"I haven't formally been offered anything.

"I think the Conor side of the deal might be the tougher part to get done, and once that's done, they might come to me. I don't know."

It is not clear what has sparked McGregor's change of stance.

But the possibility of holding the fight in front of thousands of fans in Texas, and the gate receipts that will generate, will be hugely attractive to all parties.

Although AT&T Stadium can hold up to 105,000 people for concerts and special events, and 80,000 for NFL games, it is unlikely to house that many if it is used for McGregor vs Poirier.

The Dallas Cowboys have been playing in front of 25 per cent capacity (20,000) for home games because of coronavirus restrictions and social distancing.

It is yet to host any combat sports but the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has recently started to accept applications at the venue.

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