Ultimate Fighting Championship star Evan Tanner has died in the desert east of San Diego, possibly of heat exposure. A huge favorite in the Ultimate Fighting universe he was an inspiration to many and a hero to most. RIP Evan Tanner your style and aggression will always be remembered by your fans, myself included. God bless your family and enjoy this new journey. Please refrain from giving Jesus a triangle choke. God Speed…
From Fox Sports on MSN
Sheriff’s Lt. George Moreno said the 37-year-old Tanner was found Monday about two miles from his campsite in a remote area of the Palo Verdes Mountains, where temperatures had reached 110 degrees. Moreno said a preliminary coroner’s report suggests Tanner died of heat exposure.
Tanner left for the desert last week to go camping and motorcycle riding.
His agent, John Hayner, said Tanner called a friend on Wednesday to say the dirt bike had run out of gas. He was about 100 miles from the nearest town.
“As an extreme ultimate fighter, practicing mixed martial arts, he really didn’t define himself as being a fighter,” Hayner told FOXNews.com. “He defined himself as being an adventurer, and he would fund his adventures through fighting.”