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Evan Tanner: not a god???

The last we heard from Evan Tanner he was scrounging for change under the cushions in his couch so he could afford some food. Then there was silence … his blog dissapeared, and that was the end of that. Now we’ve got some signs of life: his next fight has been announced (versus Kendall Grove at the TUF7 finale), and his blog has returned with scraggly looking pictures plus a treatis from Tanner which should be called “Thou shalt not worship me”:

I warn you not to come here if you are looking for a hero to worship. You will attribute me with qualities I don’t possess, and you will be very disappointed to find out that I’m just a common man with the same strengths and weaknesses as any other.

It’s a shame that in this society, when a person gains some fame, if they are seen on TV or film, or are seen in magazines, they are suddenly considered almost god-like, something better than their fellow man, something to be worshipped. The public expects them to be almost more than human, infallible and supremely confident, without the usual human flaws. And some of those who have gained fame begin to believe all of that hype themselves. They begin to believe that they are better, and that they should be worshipped, and they attempt to live up to the unrealistic expectations.

Personally, I’m just excited that it seems like Evan is growing back his mystic beard of power. I can only pray to the infallible Tanner God that he keeps that shit going and that he shows up for the TUF7 finale looking like a viking.

  • #1 jackal

    how bad can it get when evan tanner is fighting a tuff scrub that has lost his last two fights and hasnt won in over a year.

    but then again it has been two years since tanner was able to win and that was against justin levens who has lost his last 5 fights.

    holy shit this is pathetic

  • garth

    if evan keeps this up, maybe gets arrested a couple times, he could make millions with EliteXC…

  • Dangerfield

    old man pecks eww

  • Denton

    Jesus Christ, is this guy always this melodramatic?

  • Geoff

    I’m more excited to see how he looks after his nightly exfoliations thanks to the dead sea cream he bought today.

  • steve24

    This guy is a fucking wack job.

  • Jersey Tomato

    *** Earth Shattering News ***

    Thank God! I can get off my knees now. All that bowing to the Tanner God was causing my calves to cramp up. Good thing to know that ‘Ole Evan is a but a mere mortal who puts his pants on one leg at a time, just like the rest of us.

    This shocking news is making me rethink a lot of closely-held beliefs. I guess maybe his boat getting sunk in the harbor was not an Act of God afterall. That is what I had believed until now (because Evan had disobeyed his self-imposed covenant to stay away from the Jesus Juice). Maybe “Evan the human” is, in fact, a dumbass like the rest of us and merely sunk his boat in demonstration of his own awesome stupidity. I feel fortunate I am seated as i type this message. This is mind-blowing sh!t.

  • x5BoltMainx

    I just hope that he shows up to the TUFF in shape & pounds Kendall.

  • Xavier

    I hate Kendall Grove, but after that, I hope he beats the fuck out of Tanner.

  • operator

    I wanna be just like him when I grow up.