Top 5 UFC Superstars Who Might Return in 2024: Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz, and More

Top 5 UFC Superstars Who Might Return in 2024: Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz, and More

Take a look at the top 5 major UFC superstars expected to make a comeback to the company, featuring names like Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz, and more.

2023 witnessed the return of UFC superstars to the octagon. From Jon Jones to Khamzat Chimaev, and many other superstars returned to the biggest MMA promotion in the world. The trend is set to continue in 2024, with potential returns from fighters like Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, sparking discussions about their comeback to the sport. Let’s delve into the details.

List of UFC Superstars From Conor McGregor to Others Who Might Return in 2024 

While there were strong rumors about big names like Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey making a comeback to the company after the merger between the UFC and WWE, those speculations are slowly fading. Now that we’ve seen Rousey in another pro wrestling promotion, it is unlikely that she’ll return. The same goes for Brock Lesnar, as he has been inactive in WWE for some time, and some reports also debunk the theory of his return. However, there are other superstars set to return inside the octagon.

  1. Conor McGregor

The biggest UFC star, Conor McGregor, is the first name on the list of superstars who might return to the company. The Mystic Mac has not fought since July 21, experiencing a major setback in his career. However, the fighter is most likely to come back in 2024. McGregor’s fans claim his comeback will be the greatest in the history of the UFC.

As per reports, the Irishman is likely to face Michael Chandler as his opponent at UFC 300. While this news may not surprise fans, it will undoubtedly bring joy to many who were hoping to see McGregor back in action as soon as possible

2) Paulo Costa 

At UFC 294, Paulo Costa was all set for his return to the company to fight Khamzat Chimaev. However, just before the event, the Brazilian suffered a serious elbow injury, leaving him with no option but to miss the event. However, as per reports, it seems he is likely to once again get a chance to finish the unfinished business with Chimaev in 2024. Judging by his social media posts, it appears he has high chances of making a successful return.

3) Nate Diaz

The inclusion of Nate Diaz in the list of returning superstars isn’t certain, but considering the challenge McGregor threw at him—stating he’ll fight Diaz after securing the BMF belt from Justin Gaethje—it appears we might see him in the octagon by the end of the year.

Jones vs Miocic in 2024

4) Jon Jones

In 2023, he made a comeback and secured the heavyweight belt by defeating Ciryl Gane. Although scheduled to face Stipe Miocic in November, an injury forced him to withdraw just before the fight. Fortunately, fans may not have to wait three years this time; and he is expected to return in eight months, making a potential comeback in the latter half of the year.

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5) Stipe Miocic

It’s been two years since we last saw Miocic inside the octagon after his loss to Francis Ngannou. Despite being slated to face Jones, as mentioned earlier, an injury disrupted his plans. When Jones makes his comeback, he is expected to face Miocic, and it will be truly interesting to see who emerges as the victor in that matchup.

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