The fight comes as a relief for Dana White and his company, as they were severely lacking in star-power in McGregor's absence and watching pay-per-view numbers decline in the process.
The fight, announced at UFC's 25th anniversary press conference, will take place at UFC 229 and BT Sport is the only place to watch the Irishman's comeback in the United Kingdom and Ireland. A promotional video then played to promote the bout. Graham Kenny posted to his Instagram story plane tickets to Las Vegas flying out October 5, with a return date to London Gatwick on October 10 along with the caption: "It's on".
It's not hyperbole to say the fight will probably be the biggest-seller in the history of mixed martial arts.
Two words: McGregor's back.
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Those health problems are almost resolved, and now GSP is looking to take on the victor of McGregor-Khabib ... if the UFC will let him. In the interim, Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken the lightweight division by storm.
GSP has not fought since defeating Michael Bisping to win the UFC middleweight title at UFC 217 last November. The decision to strip McGregor (21-3) of his crown did not go down well and ill-feeling between the fighters escalated in the week leading up to Nurmagomedov becoming champion.
Footage appeared to show him rushing a bus on which Nurmagomedov was a passenger. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of disorderly conduct in a fleeting court appearance, and was handed a punishment of five days' community service.
As part of a deal with prosecutors the former world champion was also ordered to undertake an anger management class, a spokesman for the Brooklyn district attorney said. "This is going to be one of the greatest fights you've ever seen".
"And obviously for Conor, coming back from a two-year layoff, in my opinion - and it's insane to say this because of how popular he is around the world - but he's one of the most underrated fighters in the UFC". But it seems time and no lack of contrition from McGregor has softened the UFC president's stance as he told ESPN: "Conor came and did what he did and didn't expect the results that happened".