December 22, 2007 – 2:17 pm by fightlinker
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.