ESPN SportsCenter Features Life of Court McGee


One of the more captivating human interest stories to come out of reality TV series The Ultimate Fighter, contestant turned UFC middleweight Court McGee’s use of MMA as a means to recover from heroin addiction, was featured on ESPN flagship news program SportsCenter. The segment above goes into some lesser known details about the winner of TUF season 11’s bout with addiction, including the fact that his addiction began with abuse of prescription pain killers after success in high school wrestling.

A lesser known fact about McGee revealed in the segment is that he actually died of a heroin overdose and was resuscitated by a paramedic team. The brush with death eventually led McGee to clean up and take up MMA, hence the title of the segment Dead Man Fighting.

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