Evan Tanner worked his way from nothing to a UFC middleweight champion.

However, on September 8, 2008, Tanner died after entering a desert alone on August 27.

Tapout Films and director Gerard Roxburgh put Tanner’s life into a movie. The film, “Once I Was A Champion,” will be made available via inDemand pay-per-view on Friday, December 28.

You can check out how to purchase the film by clicking here.

Tanner went 32-8 in his career, including a win over David Terrell via TKO to win the vacant UFC title. He lost the belt later in 2005 to Rich Franklin.