We highlight the journey of Marcus “The Maniac” McGhee, a mixed martial artist from Arizona who recently signed with the UFC. McGhee, who has lived and fought in Arizona for most of his life, has built a solid reputation for himself, winning seven out of his eight fights, all by knockout. He started his professional career in Arizona’s local promotion, RUF MMA, where he made an immediate impact and gained a significant fanbase.
In April of this year, McGhee made his UFC debut on just three days’ notice, earning a $50,000 performance bonus. Despite the short notice and the mix of emotions he felt, McGhee proved his readiness for the big stage. His success is not surprising to those closest to him, who have always believed in his ability to compete at the highest level.
McGhee’s wife, who has known him since they were 15, expressed her unwavering belief in his potential, stating that he has always put his whole heart and passion into everything he tries. McGhee himself, his coaches, and his teammates share this belief. Now that he’s in the UFC, McGhee’s goal is to continue learning from those around him and strive to become a champion. His next fight is scheduled for August 12th against JP Buys in Las Vegas.