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If you're still looking for a reason to pull for Court McGee, all you need to do is read his story.
His story has received much publicity from his time on The Ultimate Fighter as well as an ESPN special. McGee was once a heroin addict and approached death's doorstep at least once.
McGee, who is now going on seven years of sobriety, not only reflects upon what he has overcome but also uses his experience with drug addiction to help others get on the same positive path as he has.
In addition to the heart McGee shows inside the Octagon, he has an even bigger heart outside of it. I was told recently of McGee offering to help somebody close to me to overcome his demons in which he gave his phone number to pass along, so that person could contact him for help. In short, he offered to be his sponsor.
I'm not proclaiming McGee as my favorite fighter, and I'm not sure I could even single it down to one. What I am saying is McGee represents everything good about a MMA fighter and how many of them have struggled to get to where they are today.
It'd be a shame to see McGee lose on Saturday night and see him have his back against the wall to maintain a spot on the UFC roster.
He may not always be flashy, but the UFC can't have enough fighters like McGee. He brings an inspirational story as well has hope for those who follow him.
Go get 'em, Court.
Joe Chacon is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report as well as a staff writer for Operations Sports and a contributor to The MMA Corner. You can follow him on Twitter @JoeChacon.