RIP Evan Tanner

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Snowstud0101
9/8/08 9:53:35PM
Sorry to hijack this thread, this needs to be sticky'd.

Information prior to the death

“A body was discovered in the Palo Verde mountain area on Monday, said Lt. George Moreno from Imperial County Sheriff’s Department. The Palo Verde mountain area is 60 miles northeast of Brawley. Authorities have not confirmed if the body is that of missing mixed martial arts fighter, Evan Tanner, who had fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Tanner, 37, has been missing since last weekend. Tanner’s friends from Oceanside, where Tanner resides, had been texting him without reply since Wednesday before they reported him missing on Friday. On Sunday, a campsite was discovered in the Clapp Springs area of the Palo Verde mountains. Tanner’s motorcycle was found at the campsite. A body was found today when a sheriffs deputy was flying around the general location of the campsite. The Imperial County deputy coroner is being flown in to retrieve and identify body.”
Source

It was confirmed today that Evan Tanner has passed away at the age of 37.

Please show your respects here:

Evan Tanner's blog


cloud301336
9/8/08 9:58:28PM
shit man that sucks, here's the site http://mmajunkie.com/news/5243/former-ufc-champ-evan-tanner-dead-at-37.mma
bls1919
9/8/08 10:31:30PM
This sucks. I had bad things to say about Tanner in his last 2 fights, but this really blows. I'm not going to coment on his "adventure" i will just have to let him go on in my mind as the guy who COMPLETELY DERAILED David Terrell(sp)
Chuteboxer
9/8/08 10:33:02PM
This is just ******* horrible...what a poor guy. RIP. I'm gonna miss him.
p_unit23
9/8/08 10:52:27PM
man that fucken sucks. great fighter. the mma community will surely miss him.
Jackelope
9/8/08 11:01:53PM
I am deeply sorry to hear this news. RIP Evan Tanner, a real life trail blazer.

pmeout
9/8/08 11:12:08PM
“I've been sitting around this apartment, bored to tears, waiting on the last of the gear I need for the desert adventure to come in the mail. I've really been looking forward to getting out there,” wrote Tanner. “It seems some MMA websites have reported on the story, posting up that I might die out in the desert, or that it might be my greatest opponent yet, etc. Come on guys. This isn't a version of "Into the Wild". I'm not going out into the desert with a pair of shorts and a bowie knife, to try to live off the land. I'm going fully geared up, and I'm planning on having some fun.”


Evan Tanner's words from sherdog
ricoj3323
9/8/08 11:31:45PM
R.I.P to a talented fighter, a pioneer in MMA and more important then fighting he was a great person. He seemed to live a troubled life but he lived life free and in touch with nature, and thats want he wanted. I give my prayers to his friends and family and may his soul rest easy now.
Sticksta13
9/9/08 12:00:22AM
Very sad news, hope he was at peace.


RIP EVAN
Pookie
9/9/08 12:01:28AM
This is terrible
misses1112
9/9/08 12:16:36AM
I LOVE U FOREVER

INSPIRE

LIVE

LOVE

BELIEVE
Aaronno9
9/9/08 12:18:08AM


RIP
GrizzlyChadams
9/9/08 1:02:20AM
It's tragic that he died but we have to remember he was out there doing something he loved. I'm sure he's happy with where he passed away and he'll be seriously missed. He was a very interesting man who had gone through some terrible experiences, battled through them and truly found himself.

RIP Evan.
Khaos
9/9/08 2:58:55AM
Very saddened to hear this, he was one of my favorite MW's in all of the UFC. Even though his comeback didn't go well, I was very happen to see him, I just wish he could have won once more before he died.

RIP EVAN TANNER.
fonduktoe
9/9/08 3:11:31AM
here's to you tanner
i always rooted for you
(silence as i raise my glass)
you truly will be missed
telnights
9/9/08 4:14:40AM
He was one of my favs for a long time. He was always a pleasure to watch fight. Sorry to see him go...RIP.

Heres to hoping the UFC put him in the Hall of Fame at the next event because he is very deserving of it for what he did as a fighter and what he did for the sport.
cowcatcher
9/9/08 8:15:28AM
ive been a huge fan for years, and hes always been in my top 10 favs list. not many in this sport are even close to being as talented inside or interesting outside of the cage as he was and he will be missed. lets hope he found the peace hes been searching for. RIP evan, you are a great loss for this sport and to your many fans.
MMA
9/9/08 9:30:30AM
RIP Evan Tanner.

God bless.
DCRage
9/9/08 9:54:31AM
He also gave us a great motivational quote:
“Believe in yourself. Believe in your own potential for greatness. Believe that you can change the world. It is something that is within each of us.”
– Evan Michael Tanner 1971-2008

God bless you, Evan.
copcopps
9/9/08 11:22:27AM

Posted by DCRage

He also gave us a great motivational quote:
“Believe in yourself. Believe in your own potential for greatness. Believe that you can change the world. It is something that is within each of us.”
– Evan Michael Tanner 1971-2008

God bless you, Evan.




RIP Tanner, you're always a winner in my mind
JBatch
9/9/08 2:01:12PM
Had nothing but respect for the man. I hope his soul is finally at rest. I am truly saddened by this tragedy. RIP Evan
redmist
9/9/08 4:10:18PM
He'll never truly be gone if we remember him, and we will remember him.

R.I.P Evan Tanner
tepid55
9/9/08 4:20:02PM
I think he was one of the greatest fighters in UFC history.
dannyfrank
9/9/08 4:29:17PM
i honestly dont know what to say. you'll be missed by everyone
superfan
9/9/08 6:21:37PM
R.I.P Evan Tanner
keith-hackney1
9/9/08 6:33:40PM
Evan tanner should always be remembered as one of a few selected stand out fighters who helped to build and shape this sport of MMA to where its at today. An absolute legend. Out of nowhere, boom !! just like that, still in shock to be honest, cant believe he's gone. At 37, he still had a few fights left in him, really sad day for MMA fans everywhere. Really sad news.
DoTheMMAth
9/9/08 6:37:09PM
Website logo changed for now to show respect to Evan.

RIP mate.
Jackelope
9/9/08 6:56:53PM

Posted by DoTheMMAth

Website logo changed for now to show respect to Evan.

RIP mate.



Thanks for doing that.
mrkennedy
9/9/08 7:13:08PM
RIP
copcopps
9/9/08 7:28:36PM

Posted by keith-hackney1

Evan tanner should always be remembered as one of a few selected stand out fighters who helped to build and shape this sport of MMA to where its at today. An absolute legend. Out of nowhere, boom !! just like that, still in shock to be honest, cant believe he's gone. At 37, he still had a few fights left in him, really sad day for MMA fans everywhere. Really sad news.


I totally agree with you, regardless on his last two performances, he still had fights in him.
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