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Evan Tanner signs contract to fight this summer

In former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner’s most recent post on his website, he confirmed that all the documentation has been signed for his next fight this summer.

In true Tanner style he won’t name the opponent but as we read earlier this week on Kendall Grove’s personal website, the TUF 3 middleweight winner will be his opponent.

As a whole this isn’t really news because if you remember last month Tanner already stated that he had been given an opponent and a date for his next fight. The reason I post this “update” is because in the latest blog entry, Tanner asked for the MMA blogosphere’s help in spreading the word of the new shirt available from Team Tanner.

Seeing how he was kind enough to give me an interview before his fight with Yushin Okami, I thought it was only right that I’d accept his request.


This summer, I’ll be stepping into the Octagon for the 17th time.

Once again, I’m turning down all the sponsors. I’ll be stepping out in front of millions, wearing the new Team Tanner shirt, paying tribute to the Team and to all the MMA fans out there.

The new Team Tanner sponsorship shirt is now available on the Team page, , or you can go directly to the Driving Force Sports website.

Training is going great. I’ll be keeping the journal going with lots of pictures. I’m now training full time out at Hard Knocks Muay Thai, and with all the guys out at the Warrior Training Center. It’s going to be a good camp.

Thanks everybody. I’ll see you all this summer.


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