The last we heard from Evan Tanner he was scrounging for change under the cushions in his couch so he could afford some food. Then there was silence … his blog dissapeared, and that was the end of that. Now we’ve got some signs of life: his next fight has been announced (versus Kendall Grove at the TUF7 finale), and his blog has returned with scraggly looking pictures plus a treatis from Tanner which should be called “Thou shalt not worship me”:
I warn you not to come here if you are looking for a hero to worship. You will attribute me with qualities I don’t possess, and you will be very disappointed to find out that I’m just a common man with the same strengths and weaknesses as any other.
It’s a shame that in this society, when a person gains some fame, if they are seen on TV or film, or are seen in magazines, they are suddenly considered almost god-like, something better than their fellow man, something to be worshipped. The public expects them to be almost more than human, infallible and supremely confident, without the usual human flaws. And some of those who have gained fame begin to believe all of that hype themselves. They begin to believe that they are better, and that they should be worshipped, and they attempt to live up to the unrealistic expectations.
Personally, I’m just excited that it seems like Evan is growing back his mystic beard of power. I can only pray to the infallible Tanner God that he keeps that shit going and that he shows up for the TUF7 finale looking like a viking.