I know we rag on Evan Tanner a lot, but the truth of the matter is we’ve always loved him. And it’s not just his balls-out fighting style and crazy adventures that make us big fans – he’s also got a kickass taste in movies. Here’s Evan Tanner’s favorite movies list, taken from his Myspace page:
Equilibrium, Cinderella Man, The Illusionist, Children of Men, The Fountain, Fight Club, Lonesome Dove, Unforgiven, Far and Away, Tombstone, Easy Rider, Finding Forester, Goodwill Hunting, Lady in the Water, The Count of Monte Cristo, Castaway, Hoosiers, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, V For Vendetta, The Libertine, Braveheart, Harold and Kumar go to White Castle, Last of the Mohicans, Rock Star, Schindler’s List, The Last Samurai, Sleepless in Seattle, Gladiator, Life as a House, Dances with Wolves, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, The A&E version of Pride and Prejudice. Casablanca, Notorious, The Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer, An Affair to Remember, A Beautiful Mind, Legends of the Fall, Invincible, Forest Gump, Troy, the first Matrix, Super Troopers, The Breakfast Club, American Flyers, Vision Quest, Phenomenom, Eight Seconds, Pool Hall Junkies, Days of Thunder, Risky Business, The Electric Horseman, Cool Hand Luke, Saving Private Ryan, Quigley Down Under, Mr. Baseball, Blow, Big, Gandhi, Malcom X, Lawrence of Arabia, The Cutting Edge, the Japanese version of “Shall We Dance”, The Horseman on the Roof, The Seven Samurai……….
What an awesome mix of serious film and stoner classics. Other than Sleepless in Seattle, there’s ne’er a bad movie in this entire list. I especially like how he specified that he only liked the first Matrix film. And including Harold and Kumar? Tanner, you da man. Can we be best friends?
Filming will take place August 24-25 on a closed set at the Squamish Nation Indian Reserve in nearby North Vancouver, where the walls still echo with the music of The Police, who chose the same site to rehearse for their North American reunion tour.
Wow. I’ve always associated classy mixed martial arts with Indian reservations. There’s been a ton of whispers and rumors regarding Bodogfight going down the toilet, and this latest development isn’t helping appearances. Guys like Miguel Iturrate and Shu Hirata are gone from the company and of course the situation with Fedor and M-1 is pretty grim. Add the fact that I don’t see my girl Roxy on this season’s lineup and I am officially done even pretending to give a shit about BodogFight.
UFCMania has been on a tear lately, getting a bunch of really good scoops. The latest is the possible engagement of Diego Sanchez and Ali Sonoma:
The caption on the picture above is taken from the MySpace page of Sonoma and it reads like this:
“Right after he asked me”
Sanchez follows up with the following comment:
“thats right my love! for life baby no doubt! i am so blessed.”
I’m not really surprised. Any relationship that makes it through the whole “I might have hepatitis” test is definitely a keeper. The only thing I’m wondering is what kinda guy proposes wearing a backpack? Why is he wearing her necklace? What’s with the rapist mustache? How did such a loser get a hot piece of ass like Ali? Why am I so lonely? Why didn’t my mother love me? Who let the dogs out???
What’s the best slam in history? Kevin Randleman against Fedor Emelionankibob? Quinton Jackson against Ricardo Arona? No. It’s God against Jake Brown. Yes, I know … it’s not MMA. But I was actually going to write an article on how lame X-Sports were compared to mixed martial arts. And now I guess I have to scrap that shit because I now think X-Sports rule.
Okay, okay. For once I’ll actually discuss Evan Tanner’s UFC career. Things have hit a boil on the internet, with the word being that Evan Tanner may return to the Octagon at UFC76 against Marvin Eastman. Not to put down my man Tanner, but I have my doubts. His website is nothing but pictures of fish and sunsets. No one has breathed a word about Evan training since that announcement from Chute Boxe USA. All I can do is cross my fingers and hope that between existential poetry and fixing boats he’s managed to do some sit-ups and maybe a bit of grappling. Eastman is a tough son of a bitch, and if Tanner doesn’t come in ready he’s gonna get whupped.