Tanner (The Bulldozer) Boser is back in Edmonton after raising his hand in victory at UFC Fight Night on Saturday. But he has to wait to celebrate with his family and friends as he begins his fortieth fortnight.
“It sucks … you don’t take advantage of sitting alone in an apartment for two weeks,” said Boser.
The 28-year-old from Bonnyville, Alberta, who lives in Edmonton, posted his first career knockout at the UFC over the weekend.
Boser (18-6-1) finished his fight against Philipe Lins (14-5-0) at 2:41 of the first round, sending the Brazilian to the mat with a series of heavy punches.
“Beating a guy like Lins this way is great. It’s a signature win for me, ”Boser told CTV News.
He won a US $ 12,000 scholarship for the victory and a matching bonus.
Boser dedicated the fight to his former trainer Jacob Sansom, who was killed in March, as well as to his uncle Maurice Cardinal near Glendon, Alberta.
“I am very happy to have been able to achieve this result and to be able to dedicate a successful performance to it … No matter what it depends on the individual … I dedicate this to him and I hope that in some way it honors him or her his family, ”said Boser.
Boser had just lost in December in Busan, South Korea, against the French Ciryl (Bon Gamin) Gane, a former heavyweight champion in the Montreal promotion TKO.
The six-foot-two Boser, former heavyweight title holder in Alberta’s Unified MMA promotion, won a decision over Daniel (Daddy Long Legs) Spitz in October.
He doesn’t know when or where his next UFC fight will be, but Boser knows what he will do at the end of his forties.
“Probably go see my girlfriend … there is nothing to do here man. ”
With files from the Canadian Press