Despite rampant rumors that Evan Tanner would be returning to the UFC in 2007 it appears unlikely that his return will happen anytime soon. In a recent message on his official website Tanner discusses various problems he currently faces as well as his MMA status:
I have not been training at all, despite what the rumors say. I’ve signed no fights.
Tanner was rumored to be fighting Dean Lister atin December.
In other UFC 79 news Roger Huerta announced over the weekend that he will be fighting at UFC 79 though no opponent has been announced.