I think Evan Tanner was a great fighter and I'll miss him very much.
But judging by the current standard, he isn't a hall-of-famer.
Right now, there's Ken Shamrock, Royce Gracie, Dan Severn, Mark Coleman and Randy Couture. It's a very short list of guys who were instrumental in making UFC what it is today.
Tanner's own accomplishments, while impressive, don't quite put him him in that league.
Maybe down the line, as the criteria widen and more deserving fighters have been inducted, adding Tanner will be more appropriate. But not yet.
I do, however, think UFC should pay tribute to him. He and his family deserve that.
Last edited by vandalian; 09-09-2008 at 06:00 PM.