Sunday, September 08, 2013

5 years ago today, Evan Tanner passed away

Source pic:  UFC

“I believe there are people out there that just have a warrior spirit, whether it’s fighting or something, they’ve got to do it. It’s hard to identify with me; it’s just something I do.”
~ Evan Tanner, 2005

My previous entries on Evan Tanner:

Prior to UFC 100, UFC fans voted on their Ultimate 100 UFC Fights. 3 of Evan's fights made it to the list!

86. Phil Baroni vs. Evan Tanner (UFC 45)
80. Rich Franklin vs. Evan Tanner, Part I (UFC 42)
56. Rich Franklin vs. Evan Tanner, Part II (UFC 53)

I made some animated GIFs from Evan's fight with Phil Baroni. Enjoy!

Slomo Replays

There was some controversy in this fight. According to Phil Baroni, there was miscommunication between the referee and him. Ref said Baroni verbally submitted, and Phil said he didn't. In the confusion, Phil hit the ref not once, but twice!

RIP Champ

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