Ten Things We Learned: TUF 11 Finale

Court McGee is the Ultimate Fighter

1. Court McGee is The Ultimate Fighter

In terms of storybook endings, none is better than McGee’s journey to the top of the TUF 11 heap. As Kenny Florian mentioned in his commentary a couple of times, McGee was clinically dead due to a drug overdose not all that long ago. Now, he’s the Ultimate Fighter.

His performance was pretty solid, utilizing a superior wrestling game to earn points and take the first round without suffering much damage. In the second, it was more of the same, with “The Crusher” finishing Kris McCray with a rear naked choke up against the cage.

An emotional McGee dedicated the win to a number of people. The two that stood out the most for me were those who are struggling and Chuck Liddell, as he’s proof that you can turn your life around no matter how bad it seems and a class act for giving a nod to his coach who might not step into the Octagon ever again after tonight.