this is what i've been saying the whole time, i've tried to enforce this idea.
Guys like Evan Tanner and Sean Sherk (pretty much my 2 favorite fighters) have the full meaning of what MMA really stands for. You fully respect your opponents no matter who they are, they have the courage to step in the ring and face a phyiscal challenge that not many can face.
Glad Tanner said it, now he just needs to get back in the ring and win that belt (it'd be very hard but i think his wrestling would give him a good chance against Silva).
What is it that is going to be on your mind when you're on your death bed? Will it be the tedious years of 9 to 5, or the memory of some great acheivement. Maybe a moment you stood in glory to the applause of millions.