Back in November, former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner (32-6) sent out a plea through MySpace for help building a Web site.
Here's a snip:
I need a website to tell the story, and begin this new journey.
I need someone to help me put up my website. I've got the domain name and the space reserved. I just want something basic. I'll tell my story there, of the last year, of my fight career, the truth of everything, the story of my life.
There was a friend here on MySpace that offered to help me out, but I've lost his email. Are you still out there and willing? I have a unique concept in mind.
Apparently, his call for help has been answered. Tanner's new site — www.evantanner.net — is now up and running.
Here's the message on the homepage:
I put this up myself. I have a friend that's going to help me do more later on. This is nothing fancy or flashy. My website never will be. I'm not here to put on fronts, to try to convince you that I'm some kind of superstar, or that I'm rich, or that I'm any kind of a player. I'm just me. I struggle the same as everyone else. I'm here to tell the truth of things, the truth of a story. I hope I can give something back for everything that has been given to me.
The 36-year-old fighter appears to be going through somewhat of an early mid-life crisis. After dispatching of Justin Levens at UFC 59 in April, Tanner has more or less fallen off the wagon.
All you've got to do is check out his MySpace page to get a better idea of what we're talking about. It actually contains some rather entertaining commentary and thoughts.
Hopefully, Tanner gives up his new career as Webmaster and returns to the Octagon before it's too late.
His fights were always exciting to watch – rarely did any of them go the distance.