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3/20/08 4:44 PM
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"I'd take that guy's life in a second, even with its problems." LOL. I feel sorry for you buddy. Must have a sad life to want the life of a guy who cant afford a can of tuna fish.
3/20/08 4:45 PM
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"Tanner's constant failures in life are getting old." Exactly! I've been a big Tanner fan for awhile but it's getting ridiculous. What kills me about his blog is that he tries to rationalize away binge gambling by spinning it as though he's trying to do the right thing and pay his debts. He says "great accomplishment only comes with great risk". Gimme a break. Paying your bills comes from being responsible with your money, not from drinking away your life for two years then gambling away your fight purse. Tanner seems destined to be poverty-stricken for the rest of his life.
3/20/08 4:51 PM
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Bill Pharoni
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I will always be cheering for him but I will never put money on him again.
3/20/08 5:04 PM
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lol YES Dostoevski, in a loose sense. Like comparing Bush to Hitler. Or OMA to John the Baptist. And covh, don't feel sorry for me. I don't want your pity! I'm sure Tanner can still get plenty of tuna fish. If you get my drift. A wink's as good as a nod. Nudge nudge.
3/20/08 5:07 PM
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For the record, I compared him to a Dmitri Karamazov first, which I think is a compliment, you defenders of Russian honor.
3/20/08 5:10 PM
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the beating of this drum has grown stale.
3/20/08 5:16 PM
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Tomato Can
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I just think it's silly to be romanticizing an alcoholic and addicted gambler who has continually used people and pissed his life away repeatedly. If the guy wasn't a fighter you'd probably be calling him a pathetic scumbag and not give half a shit about him. Evan Tanner is not a "great man". Holding him up like some sort of role model is just ridiculous.
3/20/08 5:21 PM
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Agree to disagree. I work as a public defender, so I err on the side of seeing humanity instead of scumbaggery. I'm as big a fan as ever.
3/20/08 5:22 PM
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Seeing humanity is one thing. The guy is obviously very human and his problems are very real. It's just this business of putting him up on a pedestal that baffles me.
3/20/08 5:25 PM
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I agree Tomato Can. Evan Tanner is one of my dearest friends and he has never asked to be anyone's role model EVER. He has lived his life the way he has wanted to, he has has had HIS victories and also paid HIS consequences. I am still in shock that you guys are reading what you are into his blog. His UFC purse? LMAO I am not posting in Evan's defense because it's not my battle but someone on here actually said they would no longer feel sorry for him because he owned a Land Rover? LMFAO Next we will be reading that someone heard he has a yacht docked off the coast of Cali. That's funny shit! Come on guys lighten up a little.
3/20/08 5:26 PM
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CLINT NJHC
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He tries to convince his fans (who are now putting $$ in his pocket) and everyone around him he's on the path to living up to his potential, then he doesn't even use his fight $$ to buy good food so he can train properly and in turn starves himself so he can gamble (which is partially YOUR the fan's $$) 24/7. He's coming off a loss, has another fight scheduled in June, and is back on the path of malnourishment and not training properly. I'm putting $$ on his opponents for the rest of his career.
3/20/08 5:31 PM
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OK that BS. Not a single penny of Team Tanner money was spent on anything but Team Tanner and I can absolutely guarantee that. I head Team Tanner for Evan and it didn't happen and it wouldn't happen.
3/20/08 5:45 PM
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Whatever happened to his yacht? Is it still shipwrecked?
3/20/08 5:59 PM
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Most people dont understand how addictive personalities work..... I wish the best for Evan....War
3/20/08 6:07 PM
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Evan will some great stories to tell his kids one day. I wish him the best and hope he keeps dreaming big.
3/20/08 6:14 PM
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"Evan will some great stories to tell his kids one day." I highly doubt it, I can see this talk though: "Yes son, the reason you won't be going to college is I decided to be fearless and hit the blackjack table with your college savings but understand with great risk comes great reward." Hopefully he won't have kids which would probably be the best choice the way things look right now.
3/20/08 6:16 PM
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The sport feeds off the addictive personality that kills itself to be loved but never will.
3/20/08 6:18 PM
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Well I am a huuuuuuuge Evan Tanner fan. I love the guy and enjoy watching him fight. I think he is a great guy and have no problem supporting him. I just wish he had a quarter of the care and determination for himself as I have for him. It is frustrating.
3/20/08 6:24 PM
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Tanner on Celebrity Rehab might be a good idea...seemed to help Ricco along a bit.
3/20/08 6:46 PM
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The sport feeds off the addictive personality that kills itself to be loved but never will.

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3/20/08 6:48 PM
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ttt 4 later
3/20/08 7:40 PM
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Whoever the people are that loaned Evan thousands of dollars are the crazy ones.
3/20/08 7:58 PM
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It is easy to either reject someone outright or accept them "warts and all" the hard choice is to accept or honor someone as a person, as a human and take the risk of confronting their behavior. I'm not close to Evan but I really think he is a great man, and he is a role model in that he is such parodox. We are all great and a great mess at times; we are all capable of beauty and ugliness. I think he knows I will always support him. Being loyal does not mean agreeing or being the same. Like Mikey says the sport feeds it. Evan is a warrior, he has tremendous heart. He is a ronin. I think part of the problem is the high pain tolerance and familiarity (or lack of fear) with suffering mentally and physically also allows him to tolerate some spiritual and relational lows. I think he would be content to be homeless; he practically is at times. He can do things others can't because of his willpower and strength. That's not romanticizing; that's reality. He's tough as hell. And he is very human, very consistently real. I don't know. He can do the roller coaster but he shouldn't fault people if they don't want to go for the ride. Anyways, these threads remind me to pray for him, even if he might not care a whit if I do, or think he needs it.
3/20/08 7:59 PM
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And for a break from all this seriousness :) <object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/fgk2bXL5fW4&hl=en"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param></object>
3/20/08 8:19 PM
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I don't know whether to laugh or not. Even forgetting for a moment that casino odds are not in the player's favor, a gambling binge is somehow like mma in laying it all on the line, giving it everything you got? Get some help.

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