McGregor, 29, hasn’t set foot inside the Octagon since claiming the lightweight title in the main event of UFC 205, a card which saw him become the first fighter in UFC history to hold two titles simultaneously.
Immediately after his unsuccessful boxing debut, McGregor vowed to return to the Octagon to defend his lightweight crown. Not long after that, McGregor reiterated his eagerness to be given a new contract and shares in the UFC.
UFC president Dana White refused to entertain the possibility of giving McGregor shares in the promotion, saying: “Listen, we’re not looking for any co-promoters in the UFC.
McGregor’s first fight back in the UFC is expected to be a lightweight title unification fight against interim 155lbs champion Tony Ferguson.