MoviesEquilibrium, Cinderella Man, The Illusionist, Children of Men, The Fountain, Fight Club, Lonesome Dove, Unforgiven, Far and Away, Tombstone, Easy Rider, Finding Forester, Goodwill Hunting, Lady in the Water, The Count of Monte Cristo, Castaway, Hoosiers, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, V For Vendetta, The Libertine, Braveheart, Harold and Kumar go to White Castle, Last of the Mohicans, Rock Star, Schindler's List, The Last Samurai, Sleepless in Seattle, Gladiator, Life as a House, Dances with Wolves, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, The A&E version of Pride and Prejudice. Casablanca, Notorious, The Bachelor and the Bobbysoxer, An Affair to Remember, A Beautiful Mind, LEGENDS OF THE FALL, Invincible, Forest Gump, Troy, the first Matrix, Super Troopers, The Breakfast Club, American Flyers, Vision Quest, Phenomenom, Eight Seconds, Pool Hall Junkies, Days of Thunder, Risky Business, The Electric Horseman, Cool Hand Luke, Saving Private Ryan, Quigley Down Under, Mr. Baseball, Blow, Big, Gandhi, Malcom X, Lawrence of Arabia, The Cutting Edge, the Japanese version of "Shall We Dance", The Horseman on the Roof, The Seven Samurai..........
BooksMiyamoto Mushashi by Eiji Yoshikawa, Siddhartha by Herman Hess, the Gryphon and Sabine novels, Pride and Prejudice, The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman, The Guide to Getting It On, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Tao of Health, Sex, and Longevity, The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, War and Peace, Les Miserable, The Brothers Karamazov, Tom Jones, Great Expectations, Ivanhoe, David Copperfield, The Art of War, Doctor Zhivago, Crime and Punishment, All Quiet on the Western Front, Eminent Victorians, I, Cladius, The Book of Five Rings, The Code of the Samurai, The Tao of Pooh, The Te of Piglet, Buddhism for Dummies, Linda Goodman's Sun Signs, Linda Godman's Love Signs, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, The Wisdom of Lao Tse, the Lord of the Ring trilogy, The Tassajara Bread Book, One, Out of Africa, Interview with the Vampire..........
- Aug 20, 2008 3:07 PM UFC 87, UFC 86 Forrest Griffin and Anderson Silva
- Aug 17, 2008 12:47 PM Treasure hunting in the desert. JOURNAL ON SPIKE.COM
- Jul 3, 2008 9:12 AM Lane splitting in LA, Weed in Northern California, 500 more
- Jul 1, 2008 7:40 AM My blog has moved to Spike.com
- Jun 8, 2008 4:42 AM Spike TV media day, and the Inside MMA show.
Believe in yourself. Believe in your own potential for greatness. Believe that you can change the world. It is something that is within each of us. Believe in the Power of One
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College dropout, adventurer, seeker, traveler, ditch digger, dishwasher, cable tech, concrete worker, steel worker, salad prep, busboy, ski resort security, ski resort rental shop technician. I've worked in a slaughter house. I've been a landscaper. I've done drywall, tile, countertops, wood flooring, roofing. I have been a plumber, worked as a bottle collector at a bar, a bouncer, a doorman, a head of a security team. I have been a basket room clerk, a carpenter, a framer building beach houses, a truss builder. I've lived on a farm. I've lived in the city. I've earned money mowing lawns, selling on ebay, and fighting. A teacher, a trainer, and a coach sometimes. There was a time when I was younger that I didn't know any better than to be a liar, a cheater, and a thief. I have since learned to despise those things. I have had great friendships. I have had great loves. I have been a lover, I have been a son, a brother, and a friend. And I was once a world champion.
The story of my fighting began ten years ago. On my travels, I passed though my hometown of Amarillo, Texas. There was a promoter there putting on shootfighting shows. I was out adventuring at the time, collecting stories that I would be able to tell my future children and grand children. I thought being in a shootfighting event would be a really interesting story, and it would be one more adventure under my belt. I didn't really have anything to prove, I was on a peaceful path. I just wanted the adventure and the story. I signed up for the next show. I planned on fighting just once. I had no desire to continue beyond that. Fighing was definitely no dream of mine. I didn't know anything about fighting, so I bought some Gracie Jiu Jitsu technique videos and began learning. My friend and I would sit there in the livingroom in front of the TV studying techniques. Then we would push the coffee table and the couch to the side and spar. That is how I first began to learn how to fight. I signed up for the heavyweight tournament that was being held at the next show. Although I only weighed about 190 pounds, I thought what better challenge than to fight the biggest, meanest, toughest guys in the area. I fought three times that first night. I won the tournament. I was satisfied. I was done. That was enough. I had the adventure, and I had my story. I was ready to go back to the path of peace, and move on to other adventures. That would have been the end of my fighting, but one day I got a call from the promoter. I was offered a shot at the heavyweight title belt. It was another chance at an interesting story I couldn't pass up.
I've been fighting ever since. It's not who I am, it's not how I define myself. It's just something I do. There are many other things I could be, many other paths I could be walking, but fighting is what the fates put before me. There is an ultimate purpose to it.
Personal Website: www.evantanner.net
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The Man in the Arena
It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly...who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt, 1910
"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in a world they have been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact; It is an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration; It is a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing."
Who I'd like to meet:Gandhi, Alexander the Great, Martin Luther King, Aristotle, Siddhartha Gautama, Malcom X, the Dalai Lama, Socrates, Augustus, Tom Hanks, Cyrus the Great, Plato, Einstein, Shakira :), Jesus, Chief Joseph, Bill Gates, Sitting Bull, Geronimo, Queen Boudica, Vincent Van Gogh, Jane Austen, Henry David Thoreau, Musashi, Napoleon, William Wallace, Tupac Shakur, Mohammad, Lao-Tzu, Nelson Mandela, Lawrence of Arabia, Pablo Neruda, Eminem, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Thomas Jefferson, Alfred Nobel, Karl Marx Norah Jones Benjamin Franklin, Voltaire, William Shakespeare, Cary Grant, Cleopatra, Jim Morrison, Leonardo Da Vinci, Samuel Johnson, John F. Kennedy, Khufu, Abraham Lincoln, Queen Victoria, the inventor of My Space (is that Tom?), the guys from South Park, and SpongeBob SquarePants. Johnny Cash.
- Status: Single
- Here for: Networking
- Orientation: Straight
- Body type: 6' 0" / Athletic
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Children: Someday
- Smoke / Drink: No / No
- Occupation: Adventurer, Seeker
Caprock H S
1986 to 1989
- Graduated: 1989
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: High School Diploma