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Old 10-18-2006, 01:35 PM   #31 (permalink)
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First off, I am a big Tanner fan, that being said, no he should not come back anytime soon. Mental prep is a huge part of the fight game. And besides i don't see the UFC wanting him back anytime soon. Think about it, IMO I think he would beat everyone in the division save Nate, and Swick.
if you are talking about nate quarry you are on crack. i think rich retired him. tanner would roll right over nate. and i think he could give swick a run for his money
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Old 10-18-2006, 06:38 PM   #32 (permalink)
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No Marquedt, way to stay current dude.
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No Marquedt, way to stay current dude.
oh ok, i dont know i think tanner could give him a run.
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Old 10-18-2006, 06:54 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Oh i totally agree....and not to start a flame but, Evan all but had Rich beat in the 1st round of their title fight. I think he can beat anyone in the division on any given night. It just pisses me off to read this dudes blogs....I mean the skills are there, and the heart, just not the mind.IMHO
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Marquardt would beat Tanner

Tanner's always been one of my favorites. I think he has done a great deal for this sport. Almost everyone knows who he is. He's like an icon. But's now he's becoming forgotten by a lot of newer fans, and becoming an underground favorite with the older fans. I think he should come back, he might not be the greatest in the division, but he's still a great addition to a weak and lacking division. He's better than TUF winners and they get to fight. Let him come back and become an icon again. He's one of a kind.
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Marquardt would beat Tanner

Tanner's always been one of my favorites. I think he has done a great deal for this sport. Almost everyone knows who he is. He's like an icon. But's now he's becoming forgotten by a lot of newer fans, and becoming an underground favorite with the older fans. I think he should come back, he might not be the greatest in the division, but he's still a great addition to a weak and lacking division. He's better than TUF winners and they get to fight. Let him come back and become an icon again. He's one of a kind.
lets all leave messages bugging him on his myspace page. i think he should go train at chute boxe in brazil (not the hollywood location) and come back with a whole new striking ability to match his ground game.
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lets all leave messages bugging him on his myspace page. i think he should go train at chute boxe in brazil (not the hollywood location) and come back with a whole new striking ability to match his ground game.
That would be insane, he's already great in the clinch as it is. And what makes Evan so great is that he is naturally a good fighter. From what I gather from his MySpace page, he started fighting just for the hell of it, and continues to fight just for the hell of it. He doesn't seem like he would train a lot, considering he started out as just a streetfighter basically. He does very well for a freestyle fighter.
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Link to the blog that says that?

His myspace profile and blogs on there make no mention of it the contract or him returning that I could find:
www.myspace.com/evan_tanner
Considering my avatar you know I want Evan back in the Octagon. He's always been one of my favorites and I read his blog regularly. Below is an excerpt from one of his blogs. Since his last fight in the Octagon, Evan had a break up with his woman which seems to have hurt him badly. He can't bring himself to live in the home they shared and has been doing a lot of traveling and staying with friends. He's also been drinking too much. In my opinion he has been clinically depressed. He is still training. That comes from his blog and from someone who works at the gym he goes to.

I like JFarrell's idea of Evan working out with Chute Box. The clinch has always been Evans favorite place to be.

Evan started out training on his own by learning from training tapes etc. He also is one of the first fighters that learned from various training camps. That is partially responsible for his unusual style.


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