Once upon a time, a fighter named Evan Tanner did something revolutionary. He declined to allow any corporate entities to sponsor him, and allowed his fans to make donations to cover the costs of his training needs. At the time, people were divided on the issue. Some mocked him for turning down good sponsor money, while the other half praised his resolve for allowing his fans to be included on his fight journey.
To date, no other fighter has done something quite so radical, but there is now something on the horizon that will allow fans to contribute their own sponsor dollars in much the same fashion. A new site called