"It's Tuesday night. Tomorrow I go out into the desert. It has taken over a month to get all the gear together. The preparation for this adventure took far longer than I had expected. I've never done this before, so I took my time reading books, studying the land, and researching gear. A few weeks of solitude in the deep desert, and then back to civilization, and back to training."
The entry above is from former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner, who up until his premature death was a regular blogger on Spike.com. The network apparently uncovered the draft post in the dashboard of the control panel -- Tanner never published the entry. He was eventually found in the California desert in which he sought solitude, succumbing to heat exhaustion from the searing temperatures that soared above 110 degrees. He was just 37 years old. There is a memorial service in his honor this weekend. Dan Christison provided MMAmania.com with all the details ... check them out after the jump.
His memorial will be held in Amarillo, TX on September 27th at 2:00 p.m. at the Civic Center. The Civic Center is located at 401 South Buchanan Street.
If anyone wishes to send flowers or cards, they can be sent to Jeff Tanner, 504 S Harrison Street, Amarillo TX 79101. The family has also set up a memorial fund with The Amarillo National Bank. You can call them at 800-ANB-3733 to transfer money into the Evan Tanner Memorial Fund or you can mail them a check at"
Evan Tanner Memorial Fund c/o
Amarillo National Bank
410 S Taylor street
Amarillo, TX 79101
A side note: Your bank may charge you for a wire transfer.
Also my wife has set up an email address where people can email the family directly firstname.lastname@example.org. If anyone has any questions they can email her, Kyria, at email@example.com.