Former drug addict Court McGee marked a remarkable turnaround in his life when he became The Ultimate Fighter Season 11 champion tonight.

McGee’s gameplan revolved around taking fellow finalist Kris McCray to the mat, and he was successful in that regard a number of times during the opening round.  McCray didn’t make life easy for him though, and time and again made his way back to his feet.

The second round began in similar fashion and McGee started to look more threatening on the ground, working to full mount and an arm triangle attempt.  McCray escaped again only to quickly find himself back on the mat.  McGee takes his back, sinks in the rear-naked choke, and seizes the victory to become the new Ultimate Fighter and win a six figure contract with the UFC.

An understandably emotional McGee then went on to dedicate his win to all the people who are struggling in their lives, as he had in the past.