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Evan Tanner is broke

Okay, by now everyone has read the story making the rounds that Evan Tanner is broke after succumbing to a weeklong blackjack bender. I’m not going to comment too much on that because let he who has not blown a ton of cash on immoral activities throw the first stone. And whoa boy, have I ever been down that path a few times, and it wasn’t with something as innocent as cards, I’ll tell you what.

What I am going to talk about is what Evan needs to do now: get a real fucking sponsor. Evan was contacted by the UFC a few days ago, and they set him up with a date and an opponent (sometime in the summer and unnamed, respectively). I’ve got my fingers crossed it’s some poor TUF bastard, but even then I don’t think Evan will be in any condition to win if he’s living off of tuna fucking sandwiches over the next few months.

So here’s where we as fans have to step in and help out. No, not by donating to Team Tanner – because at this point that’s just not going to cut it. We need to make him understand that it’s okay to take some corporate sponsors who’ll give him the several thousand dollars he needs in order to eat the way he needs to eat and train the way he needs to train and travel to camps so he can come in prepared.

Team Tanner is a very noble idea, but it’s not something that Evan can really afford to maintain at this point. I’m not saying he should scrap it … but he should know that no one is going to get angry with him if he needs to take a few bucks from a few different corporations in order to keep this comeback alive.

*Lame bonus joke: Let’s hope Evan is eating dolphin-safe tuna or Chuck’s girlfriend might get angry with him for eating her relatives. Ba-dum-tsss!

  • fightfan

    Fuck him. Not many people get a second chance. He did, at a level of competition FAR FAR above what he fought at in his prime a few years back.

    He knew that, he knew he would lose…but hey it was a quick way to get a hold of $25,000, maybe even $50K if he somehow won.

    And what does he do??? He takes it ALL and gambles it away, instead of paying back people he owes money to. He was greedy and stupid, thinking he woudl gamble it and come out ahead. And making us believe he didnt drink once during these all nighters of emotions.

  • fightfan

    Sorry, more…

    Then he has the nerve to cry all a river to anyone who would read his blog, at the same time saying if he had the money he WOULD DO THE SAME FUCKING THING AGAIN!?!??!?!?!? I dont feeel one bit sorry for him. He is an alcoholic degenerate gambler who fooled us all. There is no way he can compete in the UFC today, it was a QUICK payday, he could get NO WHERE ELSE.

  • Lifer

    “And whoa boy, have I ever been down that path a few times, and it wasn’t with something as innocent as cards, I’ll tell you what.”

    was it thai sex tours? i told you to stay away from those little boys!

  • Xavier

    Evan Tanner is a tard. I said it back when you fools were masturbating yourselves over him coming back and I say it now.

    The man is a complete tard.

  • fightfan

    It is stupid enough that Tanner did what he did with money earned from fighting Okami…….

    But what is the main thing that makes me hate this fucker is the fact that he had to go and cry to everyone on his blog?? The only reason possible for letting everyone know what a moron you have become(TANNER) is for sympathy or some kind of help of some kind. IDIOT

  • asa

    Fightfan, please RTFA
    A) He cried no rivers and explicity asked for none by the fans.
    B) He didn’t gamble his winnings away. He paid all the debts he could and then took the small change left over and gambled to see if he could pay off one more bill.

    If grammar is the only thing making you seem raging to the point of insanity, then please disregard, but if you’re serious, then please continue to overreact by fucking yourself.

  • asa

    I apologize for fuckin’ up the comments with the extra B tag.

  • cyphron

    At the end of his rant, what did he write about his gambling problem?

    “Now you may ask if I regret it, if I would do it differently if I could, if I would take it back. NOT A CHANCE!!!!! ”

    Evan Tanner is a complete retard, a douchebag, an idiot, and a complete wate of time. I have no sympathy for that bastard.

  • fightfan

    ASS… Go read the 20 other similar statments made in the Tanner post directly below this one, fucko

    I couldnt read your bullshit due to your painfully bold type font. Make it a little brighter.

    Oh and get your faggot head out of tanner’s asshole. NOthing you said is correct. Where did he state that he first paid alls bills, etc,etc BEFORE HE LEFT HIMSELF penniless. OK, he didnt write, I am crying a river in those exact words, douchebag

  • fitdaws

    He has to continue to get his shit together and priorities straight…..I wish him well..

  • Lifer

    what a warrior!

  • EdenMachine

    I love seeing how smart I am:

    Read the third comment!

  • EdenMachine

    And Xenicore looks pretty stupid right now too (read the 5th comment on that page ) lol

  • Mike_N

    Wow–I only wish that I could feel as good about someone ruining his life as some of the people on this site. Could someone teach me to brag when I cynically don’t believe that someone can redeem himself and then boast that I was right when that person falls short?

  • Vale Nada

    Hey man, Berkeley’s the shit! Evan should hit up the Teleraph sidewalks, grow dreads, paint his face, and choke people out for change. Never again will he be broke.

  • steve24

    This is the same guy that complained about fighters walking around looking like billboards. Well yeah, but they have a few extra thousand dollars in their pockets.

  • Xavier

    Mike, it’s not cynicism, it’s intelligence. Some people are too smart to fall for the “oh, what a sob story, oh man, I bet he’ll come back like Rocky” bullshit.

    Movies are for stories like that. Real life isn’t. Grow up and pay your bills.

  • Mike_N

    X, I can appreciate that, but I can’t get down with the whole “Tanner fucked up–wow, I’m so smart and the rest of you are all a bunch of suckers for hoping he could pull it out…whee!” bit. Sorry, but I just don’t do schadenfreude unless it involves the Dallas Cowboys or Sherdog posters.

    Alcoholics relapse, and people with addictive personalities often find new addictions to ruin their lives with. I’m aware of these things, just like I’m aware that Evan Tanner isn’t exactly a brain surgeon either. But I take no joy in Evan turning out to be the rule and not the exception, you know?

    It’s nothing personal: most of the guys dancing on Tanner’s grave usually have some solid opinions on here, but this is just something that bothers me.

  • koolpaw


    ERrrr… er… ahhh?

    lol but we still love u.

  • RoB

    “What was most important to me, more important than my own comfort, was paying back the people that had helped me out, and paying off my obligations. It is nothing more than a man should do. I paid one month’s rent, and one months bills, and put the rest toward paying off those debts. I took care of the ones I could, but I still owed thousands. I had a little bit left in my account, not enough to cover any of the outstanding bills, but enough to maybe put a little dent in at least one.

    But then it hit me, the thought that I could take what I had left down to the casino, and that maybe, just maybe I would get lucky, and make enough money to pay the last of my bills. That’s what I did. I took my money down to the casino”
    Fightfan, did you actually read the blog before writing your bitchfest? not that i care either way but you asked “Where did he state that he first paid alls bills, etc,etc”.

  • toolverine

    Well, he obviously didn’t pay ALL of his bills. He could have used that small remaining sum to buy necessities, though.

  • Shade

    looks like he replaced one addiction with another…

  • Xavier

    Fair, smart reply, Mike. Kudos.

  • dulljake

    that’s what i was sayin’…

  • operator

    I like the two conflicting opinions on the subject being posted makes for a good debate and raises alot of questions.

  • JoshMan

    Goddamit! She looks like the mom off of Little People Big World, not a dolphin.

  • nephildevil


    his blog read like the start of a bad movie!

    All we need now are a bunch of gangsters who’d wanna see him fight with a few missing digits!

    or like if he loses his next fight and cant pay the mobsters back they’ll hack off his hand

  • Asa

    Word, thanks Mike.

  • garth

    hm. ok, for the record: You all suck, and will fuck up at some point. and if in the course of your life you fuck up and it gets out to the public, i want you to COME RIGHT BACK HERE and see HOW FUCKING SMART I AM. Because i had the FUCKIN’ GENIUS to make a bitchy, mean, fucking shitty post on an obscure website.

    So be sure to come back and check, ok? Everyone’s entitled to their opinion right?

  • Swedish guy

    wtg garth.

  • Xavier

    Yeah, way to go Garth, party on. How dare anyone criticize someone who chooses to make their life public through a blog!

    Everyone should hug with flowers and dance in lockstep to happy music.

  • nephildevil

    true thats life as a celebrity, everybody knows ur shit
    and its better if u tell them urself trough a blog, then have some scumbag paperazzi type dickhead find out and let everybody know

  • I signed up for Fightliner

    My only question is how much is a “little” if it took you 6 days to gamble it all away.

  • operator

    Good point it is hard to pick a side on this one. Yeah he is still broke and he took a risk by gambling but how much did he lose and will he continue to gamble when he gets his next paycheck. Maybe he messed up but it’s hard to say how bad. The guy is trying to climb out of a pretty big rut and it’s gonna take some time to really see how it goes. He should swallow his pride and accept some sponsors and stop asking for handouts or loans that he can’t afford to pay back.

  • dignan

    Yah, I’m sure he didnt have a drop of alcohol while he was gambling either.

    Gambling and alcohol never go together.

  • rpw229

    according to the UG “team tanner” has pulled off a troll job……

  • Matt (but I signed up as Mr. Unbelievable Pants)

    Where’s his blog gone?