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Evan Tanner’s Last Blogs; Memorial Service Planned for Saturday

(Photo courtesy of Spike) has posted the last blog entries from Evan Tanner before his death in the southern California desert two weeks ago. If nothing else, the sentiments expressed in his last entry should effectively put to rest any suicide rumors, such as those put forth by the always-idiotic War Machine. The night before Tanner leaves on his journey into the desert, he seems anything but suicidal:

It’s Tuesday night. Tomorrow I go out into the desert. It has taken over a month to get all the gear together. The preparation for this adventure took far longer than I had expected. I’ve never done this before, so I took my time reading books, studying the land, and researching gear. A few weeks of solitude in the deep desert, and then back to civilization, and back to training.

Clearly, that’s a man who planned on coming back. The MMA world remains saddened that he didn’t.

As a reminder, a memorial service for Tanner is planned for this Saturday, Sept. 27 at 2 pm in the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas, for those of you who might be in the area and are interested in paying your respects. When they hold your memorial at a civic center, you know you’ve had an impact on people.

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Rodney King- September 25, 2008 at 12:28 pm
Wow, can't we all just get along? (And let the Tanner family mourn the loss of their son, brother)
UFC fan- September 24, 2008 at 4:08 pm
do I really? have I told you I lifted 30 reps of 1 ton with my dick, or asked you to come to the gym so I could break your jaw? Nawww I leave that stupid talk to Gay guy.
You cant tell the fucking difference between telling you to stop crying over a crazy dead guy, and being a tough guy over the are as goddamn dumb as your dumb ass dead hero.
lol^- September 24, 2008 at 4:32 am
UFC fan has what you would call the internet tough guy syndrome.
UFC fan- September 24, 2008 at 2:31 am
hey guy who cant think of a nick......cry me a river you bleeding pussy.
giantpussy- September 23, 2008 at 11:16 pm
evan tanner i the patron saint of body slams!
Hey UFC fan- September 23, 2008 at 10:17 pm
Show some respect you spineless fuck.
skidding- September 23, 2008 at 10:14 pm
I can't say whether Tanner was stupid or not. I can say that it doesn't matter. I know a lot of highly intelligent people at my work, and everytime I see them, I promise myself to never become like them because I find their hearts and intentions despicable.

The reason people are mourning for him is because people respected his candor, good heart, and how he wasn't afraid to share his life with the world. On top of that, he was born with extraordinary gifts that are normally used to elevate oneself and squash others down; he did neither. It just sucks that that are so many assholes(me included) in this world and very few Evan Tanners.
TUF Guy- September 23, 2008 at 9:48 pm
UFC Fan nailed it..get over it people. The guy died because he was a damn idiot.

For the dude spending his cash to fly from Boston to Texas for the memorial, donate the $$ you are spending to the local childrens hospital instead. Why waste it on celebrating Tanners stupidity?
UFC fan- September 23, 2008 at 8:58 pm
The mans been dead for 2 weeks....he can't get any peace cause assholes gotta rehash it...over and over, each time hes a bigger saint than before.
People, he was a wack job, and regardless of if he did this for suicide or not, he did it cause he was DUMB! And he died ....cause he was dumb!
I am sick and tired of people putting dumb fuckers on pedestal, cause they died.
NOW 2 weeks later they are having a memorial for him? why?
Im sorry the man died, but its not the end of the world, you bunch a emo fuckers.
stop crying.
Earl- September 23, 2008 at 8:42 pm
Requiescat in pace. Hopefully he can find whatever it was he was searching for.
mayhem420- September 23, 2008 at 5:17 pm
Evan was my favorite fighter for years.... his 2nd fight with Rich is probably is the best fight to show what heart was. Evan had allot of it and it showed.
Great person and a hell of a fighter....
Why do the good one's all die too young?
CrapFactory- September 23, 2008 at 5:10 pm
Evan was/is/always will be one of my favorite fighters. I'm hopping on a plane from Boston Friday to Texas (my home state) to attend the service.

You'll be missed for sure Evan.
bonerinspired- September 23, 2008 at 4:44 pm
Evan Tanner was always game to get his ass pounded in the ring then give any money he might happen to earn away, then get shitty drunk.Three cheers for Evan Tanner. Bear Grillz ain't got shit on our man!
KG- September 23, 2008 at 4:37 pm
RIP Evan Tanner... were going to miss you bro.

Why couldnt this shit happen to War "War Machine" Machine? I am seriously shocked I havent loaded and saw a headline "The Fighter Formally Known As Jon Kappenhaver Found Dead In Bathroom With George Michael and Cher" or some shit. That guy is a fucking douchbag and I wish I could drag his sorry ass to the middle of the hot desert and let him die... and pinch a meaty loaf of shit on his lips.