Gan McGee victorious in MMA return

by:  Jack Bratcher

Gan “The Giant” McGee made his return to the cage tonight after retiring from professional MMA competition four years ago. McGee, once a top-contender UFC heavyweight, faced Jonathan Ivey at XFC’s SOAF 5 – Return of the Giant in Tampa, Florida. 11,250 came out to see “The Giant” destroy his opponent with a second round TKO.

Xtreme Fighting Championship is the most successful MMA promotion in Florida. Over 11,200 fans were in attendance this evening, surpassing XFC’s June 28 attendance of 10,700. This was the fourth consecutive XFC event to fill at least 10,000 seats.

“It feels great to be back,” McGee stated in a post-fight interview. “I love fighting. I [expletive] love it! Really short guys are really hard to hit, but I did what I had to do. ‘The Giant’ is back!”

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Gan McGee returns tonight on XFC webcast

by:  Jack Bratcher

Tonight,  Saturday Sept.13, UFC heavyweight veteran, Gan “The Giant” McGee comes out of retirement to face Clarksville, Tennessee’s own, Jonathan Ivey at Xtreme Fighting Championship’s SOAF 5 in Tampa, Florida.  The event is called  “Salute to Our Armed Forces 5 – Return of the Giant” and is being held at the St. Pete Times Forum in the Channelside district of Tampa.  If you are in the area you need to get to this now!  The entire day is filled with festivities beginning at at 1pm with music, vendors, bikes, bikinis, drinks, and a tribute to first responders. Doors open at 5pm, opening ceremony at 6:15pm, and the first bout is at 7pm CST.

Here is the best news for MMA fans: you can watch all ten fights in the comfort of your own home online as the show will be streamed live via webcast starting at 7pm CST.  The webcast costs only $9.99.  Just think, for the price of going to the movies you can watch ten live mixed martial arts fights at home in your underwear kicked back in your recliner.  What could be better?

Here’s the full fight card for XFC: Salute Our Armed Forces 5 “Return of the Giant” airing live on at 7pm CST, Saturday, Sept.13, 2008:

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