September 9, 2008
Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Evan Tanner found dead near Palo Verde, CA, on Monday. He was 37 years old.
Tanner took a journey into the desert to "cleanse his soul" according to Douglas Vincitorio of Tanner's management team... something Tanner had done numerous times over the years.
According to Sheriff officials, it is believed Tanner's motorcycle had run out of gas, so he went to walk out in like 115- to 118-degree, that lead to a heat attack. U.S. Marines used a helicopter to search by air Monday morning, finally spotting a body two miles from the campground where Tanner's belongings were found earlier