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post #11 of 155 (permalink) Old 09-09-2008, 03:41 PM
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I'll prob get hated on for this, but no way should he be in the hall of fame. He was a decent fighter and he was a champion (very briefly though), but he didnt really progress anything nor could he hang wit the big names (ace or tito). This is jus gonna be a case of a guy dying too young with decent credentials, but is made bigger than he was due to his death (i.e. Tupac). I think its Jimi Hendrix who said "Once your dead, you've got it made."
I agree whole-heartedly. I loved Tanner as a person & as a fighter but I don't feel he's worthy of being in the hall of fame.
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well i guess it honestly depends on how ufc and dana white view it...they are the ones who choose...but anyways i think it would be great if he ever was
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I'll prob get hated on for this, but no way should he be in the hall of fame. He was a decent fighter and he was a champion (very briefly though), but he didnt really progress anything nor could he hang wit the big names (ace or tito). This is jus gonna be a case of a guy dying too young with decent credentials, but is made bigger than he was due to his death (i.e. Tupac). I think its Jimi Hendrix who said "Once your dead, you've got it made."
I think that you're missing what Evan brought to the UFC. It was long before he died that he had fans that cared for him and longed for his return.

It seems that this is more of a case of people thinking that just because someone died, they did nothing while they lived, and that's pretty sad.

To say that he couldn't hang with Tito is quite silly. Evan got KOed by a slamming of heads during a slam. Tito won it fair and square, but to say that's reason enough to claim that Evan "couldn't hang" is quite moronic.

If you really look at Evan's life. The ups and downs, the way that he fought in and out of the ring, you would realize that his praise has very little to do with his death.

Go watch his fights, read up about him, and study the things that he said. THAT'S what we are talking about.

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Im sorry to say this but in no way does he deserve to be in the Hall of Fame.




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I think that you're missing what Evan brought to the UFC. It was long before he died that he had fans that cared for him and longed for his return.

It seems that this is more of a case of people thinking that just because someone died, they did nothing while they lived, and that's pretty sad.

To say that he couldn't hang with Tito is quite silly. Evan got KOed by a slamming of heads during a slam. Tito won it fair and square, but to say that's reason enough to claim that Evan "couldn't hang" is quite moronic.

If you really look at Evan's life. The ups and downs, the way that he fought in and out of the ring, you would realize that his praise has very little to do with his death.

Go watch his fights, read up about him, and study the things that he said. THAT'S what we are talking about.
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I didn't read all the posts but let me make this statement.

-UFC Middleweight Champion, he didnt win his defence but, a champions a champion.
-17 UFC Fights (think thats 2nd most in the UFC)
-Most heart in a fighter EVER in my book. I dont remember EVER seeing Forrest Griffen look like Evans did after the Louasu(sp?) and Franklin fight.
-Started in 1997 by beating Buntello and faught in tourniments.

I think the guys a HoF'er for sure dead or alive. I mean, imo, he faught tougher guys then Ken Shamrock, who's a hof, and he CERTANLY faught tougher guys then Coleman did in the UFC>

Anyways, give the guy his due, he's earned it.

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.
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I'm a big Evan Tanner fan. And the fact this happened breaks my heart. However if he goes in the HOF then I think you will have to make the UFC HOF huge.

I mean lets be honest although he deserves to be in Frank Shamrock will never get in.

At some point Tito, Liddell, and Hughes all have to get in.

However if you put Tanner in then guys like Franklin, BJ, GSP, and Anderson have already done enough to get in. And guys like Sherk, Forrest, etc.... will have a real solid case.

Now If you think the Hall of Fame should have a ton of fighters in it then yea Tanner should be in.

But personally I think only the greatest fighters of all time should be in the HOF kinda like Cooperstown and in that case Tanner really isn't close.
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I didn't read all the posts but let me make this statement.

-UFC Middleweight Champion, he didnt win his defence but, a champions a champion.
-17 UFC Fights (think thats 2nd most in the UFC)
-Most heart in a fighter EVER in my book. I dont remember EVER seeing Forrest Griffen look like Evans did after the Louasu(sp?) and Franklin fight.
-Started in 1997 by beating Buntello and faught in tourniments.

I think the guys a HoF'er for sure dead or alive. I mean, imo, he faught tougher guys then Ken Shamrock, who's a hof, and he CERTANLY faught tougher guys then Coleman did in the UFC>

Anyways, give the guy his due, he's earned it.
17 fights in the UFC is pretty awesome. I think it would be good for the UFC to induct him posthumously. It would be construed differently by everyone, but it would show respect to somebody who gave the UFC and his fans 100% every time he stepped into the octagon.
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I'm a big Evan Tanner fan. And the fact this happened breaks my heart. However if he goes in the HOF then I think you will have to make the UFC HOF huge.

I mean lets be honest although he deserves to be in Frank Shamrock will never get in.

At some point Tito, Liddell, and Hughes all have to get in.

However if you put Tanner in then guys like Franklin, BJ, GSP, and Anderson have already done enough to get in. And guys like Sherk, Forrest, etc.... will have a real solid case.

Now If you think the Hall of Fame should have a ton of fighters in it then yea Tanner should be in.

But personally I think only the greatest fighters of all time should be in the HOF kinda like Cooperstown and in that case Tanner really isn't close.
So, I take it you didn't vote for Coleman to get in...

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I don't think he should be in the Hall of Fame, however, I do think the UFC should do something special for him.

Not exactly sure what though...
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