UFC News: Evan Tanner Found Dead

The sad news was learned late Monday evening.  Evan Tanner was found dead in the desert.  The cause of death is not yet known.

Evan Tanner, a former UFC middleweight champion and one of MMA’s most popular fighters, was found dead in the Palo Verde mountain area of California today.

He was 37 years old.

A friend of Tanner’s told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that authorities have recovered his body. Kyria McBrayer, who also assisted the popular fighter with his “Team Tanner” fan/sponsorship club, said she received the unfortunate news today.

Evan Tanner unsuccessfully attempted a UFC comeback this year, however he lossed to Yushin Okami and Kendall Grove respectivley.  We all know of how Tanner battled with an alcohol addiction, he seemed to be doing better.  However, last month it was apparent something was wrong when he spoke of his journey to the desert and the potential for him dying there.  The MMA world mourns the loss of one of the biggest stars, a former champion, a tough as nails fighter, possibly a future hall of famer, and a friend to many.

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