Dead man fighting

Court McGee was headed for the morgue; now his MMA career is alive and well

Updated: September 22, 2010, 10:24 AM ET
By Matt Beardmore | ESPN The Magazine

Who's that hollow man? Court McGee wondered. As he stared in the mirror, getting ready for about his 30th heroin hit of the day, McGee couldn't even recognize the guy staring back at him. Gaunt. Bleary-eyed. Sad.

He was in the bathroom of his cousin's trailer, with only vague estimates of how much heroin, alcohol, cocaine and Xanax he had consumed that day. The only thing McGee knew for sure was that it was after 10 p.m. and he'd squandered another day getting wasted in ...

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