By Brandt DeLorenzo on Sep 09, 2008
The UFC has released an official statement regarding the death of UFC middleweight fighter Evan Tanner. Tanner was recently found dead at his campsite after he left for an extended camping stay and did not return text messages to concerned friends.
On what will unquestionably be remembered as one of mixed martial arts’ saddest days, former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner – beloved by fans for his fighting ability and by friends for his free spirit – has passed away at the age of 37.
RIP Evan Tanner. You were a great fighter and many people said you were a great person as well.
About the Author: Brandt DeLorenzo started MMA Opinion in June of 2007 and began working as a MMA photographer shortly thereafter. He enjoys being cageside at regional events or just watching the fights. His favorite fighters are Frankie Edgar and Gegard Mousasi.