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Evan Tanner set a date (part 2)

We love to poke fun at Evan Tanner, but truth of the matter is we’re huge fans. Which I suppose sucks a bit for Evan, because apparently being friends with Fightlinker means being made fun of all the time. Regardless, it’s all in good fun, and although we’ll gleefully point out when Evan fucks up and sinks a boat, we’ll also point out when he’s doing well for himself:

Everything is coming together. I set a date back in October. I set a date to make some major changes in my life. I stood by it. I did what I said I would do. It was a very deep hole to climb out of, and although I am still dealing with some financial issues, life is good.

From first hand experience, I can tell you that there’s nothing worse in life than a lack of purpose. Fortunately for Evan, he’s re-found his purpose: to fight in the UFC. No word yet on if this will carry him past his first bout though. I’ve always wondered how fighters can stay mentally strong and motivated with 3-5 month layovers, especially after quick wins or devastating losses. To me, this is the greatest challenge a fighter faces in their career.

  • Ken

    Oh my god did the all cynical actually show some feelings. Fuck that I’m never coming back.

  • Swedish guy

    Evan Tanner is teh awesome!

  • Vale Nada

    I hope he gets knocked out…that homeboy doesn’t belong in the octagon.

  • Swedish guy

    Btw, did you guys see that “Ultimate fighting: from bloodsport to bigtime”, the CNBC documentary?
    When they presented Dana White it went something along the lines of
    “At six feet and packing a crisp 210 pounds Dana White looks just like a UFC champion himself…”
    I can’t remember the exact wordage, nor the numbers, but apparently cnbc’s view of Dana “a sack full of pizza dough” White doesn’t coincide with mine…
    Still a decent documentary with not all too much of your typical mainstream media errors.

  • fightlinker

    Yeah I saw it … past a little bit of ego stroking it was pretty good. Lots of people were spazzing the fuck out about the stuff they said about dana, but I didn’t find it even worth writing about.

  • Swedish guy

    Yup, I agree… nothing to noteworthy of the other stuff but the above quote about him being in ufc champion shape just got me laughing out loud.