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7/10/14 3:41 PM
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7/10/14 3:41 PM
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Scott Rotem - Can we get this man in the HOF already?!

he was a ufc champion that the fans loved. that should be enough to get him in. hopefully soon

Yeah.

Inspiration should definitely be a factor. Aside from fighting, his interaction with the MMA community is a thing of legend, too. Official HOF or not, his persona transcends what it means to be HOF. True legend.

Someone posted a thread the other day asking which fighters will be forgotten in a number of years. Evan Tanner will never be forgotten because *he meant something to people*. He represented the struggle of humanity, and if you're reading this and can't identify with that, congratulations, you've lived a very nice life.

I drove through the same desert he was in (Palo Verde region, was it?) within a day or two of when he would have been there. What a silent, isolated, hot place. Still kind of crazy to think about it.

RIP, Champ.
7/10/14 8:26 PM
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I'm heading through that area again in September. I will smoke one for the homie who ain't here. :(
7/10/14 8:46 PM
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I love and hate it when these threads are bumped.  RIP Evan

7/10/14 9:29 PM
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7/14/14 12:33 PM
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Nakedwelshman - Every time this thread bumps up I get punched in the chest all over again :( Phone Post 3.0
Me too. He truly had 'the it factor'. Even before I'd read his blog on his page, I'd love to watch him fight. Didn't matter if he was in the main event or prelims.
A man who truly went to the beat of his own drummer, we could all learn something from Evan. Phone Post 3.0
7/14/14 1:19 PM
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Sad,man. RIP Evan... Phone Post 3.0
7/14/14 1:21 PM
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Nakedwelshman - Every time this thread bumps up I get punched in the chest all over again :( Phone Post 3.0
Me too. He truly had 'the it factor'. Even before I'd read his blog on his page, I'd love to watch him fight. Didn't matter if he was in the main event or prelims.
A man who truly went to the beat of his own drummer, we could all learn something from Evan. Phone Post 3.0

Absolutely.

RIP Evan you are missed.

7/14/14 1:27 PM
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Wow what an emotional bump! What a fucking inspiration to life this dude was. Phone Post 3.0
7/14/14 2:25 PM
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7/14/14 2:35 PM
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Nakedwelshman - Every time this thread bumps up I get punched in the chest all over again :( Phone Post 3.0
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7/14/14 2:56 PM
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This thread will never die like his soul Phone Post 3.0
7/14/14 5:49 PM
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Tanners legend will live forever. RIP Evan Phone Post 3.0
7/14/14 5:51 PM
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RIP man :( Phone Post 3.0
7/14/14 7:46 PM
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A true legend, several years later and it's like it just happened. Phone Post 3.0
7/14/14 8:11 PM
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I was at the UFC expo and wish I would have thought to ask Dana in his Q&A about putting Tanner in the HOF. I hope somebody gets a future chance at one of the shows to suggest this.
7/14/14 8:21 PM
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RIP Evan

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7/14/14 8:32 PM
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I know this sounds cheesy because I never met the man, but Evan Tanner changed my life.

I followed his myspace page at I time in my life when I was in a really rough spot, drinking and doing drugs every day and I just wasn't a happy person. I remember his post saying that he was going to quit drinking and he mentioned the date and he encouraged everyone reading to pick something about themselves that they wanted to change and change it.

I was inspired by Evan and I ended up moving across the country, becoming a wildland firefighter (which I learned about from Sam Sheridan's "A Fighters Heart") and getting my Bachelors degree. I went from having no real direction in my life to 6 years later being so fucking pumped about where I am and where I am heading.
7/14/14 8:47 PM
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mghan44 - I know this sounds cheesy because I never met the man, but Evan Tanner changed my life.

I followed his myspace page at I time in my life when I was in a really rough spot, drinking and doing drugs every day and I just wasn't a happy person. I remember his post saying that he was going to quit drinking and he mentioned the date and he encouraged everyone reading to pick something about themselves that they wanted to change and change it.

I was inspired by Evan and I ended up moving across the country, becoming a wildland firefighter (which I learned about from Sam Sheridan's "A Fighters Heart") and getting my Bachelors degree. I went from having no real direction in my life to 6 years later being so fucking pumped about where I am and where I am heading.

VU! Very cool, so nice to hear positive changes like that
7/14/14 9:00 PM
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mghan44 - I know this sounds cheesy because I never met the man, but Evan Tanner changed my life.

I followed his myspace page at I time in my life when I was in a really rough spot, drinking and doing drugs every day and I just wasn't a happy person. I remember his post saying that he was going to quit drinking and he mentioned the date and he encouraged everyone reading to pick something about themselves that they wanted to change and change it.

I was inspired by Evan and I ended up moving across the country, becoming a wildland firefighter (which I learned about from Sam Sheridan's "A Fighters Heart") and getting my Bachelors degree. I went from having no real direction in my life to 6 years later being so fucking pumped about where I am and where I am heading.

VU! Very cool, so nice to hear positive changes like that

Thanks a lot! VU to you as well.
7/14/14 10:18 PM
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We lost a truly good man. R.I.P mate, even though your journey ended years ago, I hope your at peace. Thank-you Mr Tanner Phone Post 3.0
7/15/14 12:01 AM
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Definite hero of mine and an absolute tragedy he's not in the HOF. Hometown legend and immensely inspiring individual. Rest and comfort to you in the halls of Valhalla to you sir
7/15/14 12:33 AM
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I have 2 different autographed pictures and one the Believe shirts like he wore for his walkouts. Im going to frame them all eventually.

RIP EVAN TANNER
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7/15/14 2:31 AM
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mghan44 - I know this sounds cheesy because I never met the man, but Evan Tanner changed my life.

I followed his myspace page at I time in my life when I was in a really rough spot, drinking and doing drugs every day and I just wasn't a happy person. I remember his post saying that he was going to quit drinking and he mentioned the date and he encouraged everyone reading to pick something about themselves that they wanted to change and change it.

I was inspired by Evan and I ended up moving across the country, becoming a wildland firefighter (which I learned about from Sam Sheridan's "A Fighters Heart") and getting my Bachelors degree. I went from having no real direction in my life to 6 years later being so fucking pumped about where I am and where I am heading.
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7/15/14 2:42 AM
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