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Rest in Peace , Evan Tanner
Posted 9/9/08
xO read this on yahoo~

aww...too bad he died at the age of 37 though...
Posted 9/9/08

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damn dude he died pretty young, everytime I see his name I think of the middleweight champion fight he had with Tito Ortiz, fucking Tito headbutted him on that takedown I can't believe they let his ass win that. Not a real fan of either of them but sucks to hear somebody die at 37 years old, still a lot of life to experience


Yeah. He was a good fighter, but he was a damn good poet. Go to his blog at Spiketv and watch some of his video blog . Here was Evan in his own words....


College dropout, adventurer, seeker, traveler, ditch digger, dishwasher, cable tech, concrete worker, steel worker, salad prep, busboy, ski resort security, ski resort rental shop technician. I've worked in a slaughter house. I've been a landscaper. I've done drywall, tile, countertops, wood flooring, roofing. I have been a plumber, worked as a bottle collector at a bar, a bouncer, a doorman, a head of a security team. I have been a basket room clerk, a carpenter, a framer building beach houses, a truss builder. I've lived on a farm. I've lived in the city. I've earned money mowing lawns, selling on ebay, and fighting. A teacher, a trainer, and a coach sometimes. There was a time when I was younger that I didn't know any better than to be a liar, a cheater, and a thief. I have since learned to despise those things. I have had great friendships. I have had great loves. I have been a lover, I have been a son, a brother, and a friend. And I was once a world champion.



Damn he's a fucking sage, that's impressive for his age.


Yeah. I became a fan of his , about this time last year, when I stared reading his blog. The word"Ronin" gets tossed around a lot, but he truly was. He belonged everywhere, but was never tied down.

I like this what he had to say

I've been fighting ever since. It's not who I am, it's not how I define myself. It's just something I do. There are many other things I could be, many other paths I could be walking, but fighting is what the fates put before me. There is an ultimate purpose to it.


Damn I'm not that crazy into UFC that I look into the fighter profiles and deeper but this guy's death made him a legend, now I'm even more interested to learn about Evan's life sounds like he's had a very fulfiling life even though he died at such a young age.


He predicted his fate too. Look at this

The idea going into the desert came to me soon after I moved to Oceanside. It was motivated by my friend Sara’s talk of treasure hunting and lost gold, and my own insatiable appetite for adventure and exploration. I began to imagine what might be found in the deep reaches of the untracked desert. It became an obsession of sorts.

“Treasure” doesn’t necessarily refer to something material.

I’ve been gathering my gear for this adventure for over a month, not a long time by most standards, but far too long for my impatient nature. Being a minimalist by nature, wanting to carry only the essentials, and being extremely particular, it has been a little difficult to find just the right equipment. I plan on going so deep into the desert, that any failure of my equipment, could cost me my life. I’ve been doing a great deal of research and study. I want to know all I can about where I’m going, and I want to make sure I have the best equipment.”


Oh shit man, he did predict his fate... it seems like he took every precaution and still died, but it's not yet determined how he died yet right?



No, Helicopters found his body out in the desert, after his manager reported him missing . I just read that he sent a text, on friday, saying that he was out of water and needed help. Damn, that's f-cking sad.

More of Evan , speaking about himself

“It sounds contradictory because I’m a free spirit and I’ve kinda bounced around, but I always had an overall plan or idea of the flow of my life,” he said. “Let’s say your life’s a work of art, a great picture; everything I’ve done has been a brush stroke on what will hopefully be a great work of art. Even the bad times, the crazy times, I don’t regret a thing. – it’s all absolutely necessary to create this masterpiece.”


WTF That makes me angry he asked for help and nobody responded? Fuck that bullshit dude he shouldn't be dead right now he's a fucking great fighter and a great person, he does not deserve this fate.
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I may not know who he is, but may he rest in peace
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goodbye brother... RIP
Posted 9/9/08
wow! thats so shocking.
hes had it really bad for awhile now, though.
he was a great fighter & a realchill dude.
he did alot with his life-

R.I.P.

Posted 9/9/08

J0hNNy2 wrote:


vittoriano wrote:


J0hNNy2 wrote:


vittoriano wrote:


J0hNNy2 wrote:


vittoriano wrote:


J0hNNy2 wrote:


vittoriano wrote:


J0hNNy2 wrote:

damn dude he died pretty young, everytime I see his name I think of the middleweight champion fight he had with Tito Ortiz, fucking Tito headbutted him on that takedown I can't believe they let his ass win that. Not a real fan of either of them but sucks to hear somebody die at 37 years old, still a lot of life to experience


Yeah. He was a good fighter, but he was a damn good poet. Go to his blog at Spiketv and watch some of his video blog . Here was Evan in his own words....


College dropout, adventurer, seeker, traveler, ditch digger, dishwasher, cable tech, concrete worker, steel worker, salad prep, busboy, ski resort security, ski resort rental shop technician. I've worked in a slaughter house. I've been a landscaper. I've done drywall, tile, countertops, wood flooring, roofing. I have been a plumber, worked as a bottle collector at a bar, a bouncer, a doorman, a head of a security team. I have been a basket room clerk, a carpenter, a framer building beach houses, a truss builder. I've lived on a farm. I've lived in the city. I've earned money mowing lawns, selling on ebay, and fighting. A teacher, a trainer, and a coach sometimes. There was a time when I was younger that I didn't know any better than to be a liar, a cheater, and a thief. I have since learned to despise those things. I have had great friendships. I have had great loves. I have been a lover, I have been a son, a brother, and a friend. And I was once a world champion.



Damn he's a fucking sage, that's impressive for his age.


Yeah. I became a fan of his , about this time last year, when I stared reading his blog. The word"Ronin" gets tossed around a lot, but he truly was. He belonged everywhere, but was never tied down.

I like this what he had to say

I've been fighting ever since. It's not who I am, it's not how I define myself. It's just something I do. There are many other things I could be, many other paths I could be walking, but fighting is what the fates put before me. There is an ultimate purpose to it.


Damn I'm not that crazy into UFC that I look into the fighter profiles and deeper but this guy's death made him a legend, now I'm even more interested to learn about Evan's life sounds like he's had a very fulfiling life even though he died at such a young age.


He predicted his fate too. Look at this

The idea going into the desert came to me soon after I moved to Oceanside. It was motivated by my friend Sara’s talk of treasure hunting and lost gold, and my own insatiable appetite for adventure and exploration. I began to imagine what might be found in the deep reaches of the untracked desert. It became an obsession of sorts.

“Treasure” doesn’t necessarily refer to something material.

I’ve been gathering my gear for this adventure for over a month, not a long time by most standards, but far too long for my impatient nature. Being a minimalist by nature, wanting to carry only the essentials, and being extremely particular, it has been a little difficult to find just the right equipment. I plan on going so deep into the desert, that any failure of my equipment, could cost me my life. I’ve been doing a great deal of research and study. I want to know all I can about where I’m going, and I want to make sure I have the best equipment.”


Oh shit man, he did predict his fate... it seems like he took every precaution and still died, but it's not yet determined how he died yet right?



No, Helicopters found his body out in the desert, after his manager reported him missing . I just read that he sent a text, on friday, saying that he was out of water and needed help. Damn, that's f-cking sad.

More of Evan , speaking about himself

“It sounds contradictory because I’m a free spirit and I’ve kinda bounced around, but I always had an overall plan or idea of the flow of my life,” he said. “Let’s say your life’s a work of art, a great picture; everything I’ve done has been a brush stroke on what will hopefully be a great work of art. Even the bad times, the crazy times, I don’t regret a thing. – it’s all absolutely necessary to create this masterpiece.”


WTF That makes me angry he asked for help and nobody responded? Fuck that bullshit dude he shouldn't be dead right now he's a fucking great fighter and a great person, he does not deserve this fate.


I just read that they tried to find him, but he was so deep in the desert they couldn't find him. He had sporadic cell phone availability too. The official word on how he died, was from heat exposure. We lost a good fight and an even better poet. MMA needs more intelligent guys , like Evan, to represent the sport.
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