UFC Heavyweight Tanner Boser is in need of a new job after the strip club he worked at got torched last month.
Boser has been going through a bit of a rough patch, with the latest incident coming in the form of a fire suspected to be the work of an arsonist. He worked as a bouncer at the establishment but is now seeking a new income stream as a trainer while he waits on his UFC debut.
The debut was supposed to have taken place in his hometown of Edmonton, Canada, last month but his opponent was taken off the card after getting flagged by the US Anti-Doping Agency. He has since been rescheduled for a match with Daniel Spitz in October but needs something to do in the meantime and has offered his services as a coach via social media, urging folks to “slide on into his DMs.”
Per a report from CTV News, the Diamonds Gentleman’s Club in Edmonton was allegedly set on fire on August 24. Fortunately, no one was injured but staff members lost several personal items and the club has been shut down indefinitely as police carry out their investigations. Of course, that hardly benefits Boser.
“Well as most of you know, Diamonds literally burned down the other day. Sooooooo, if anyone wants to do some 1 on 1 or small group kickboxing or MMA lessons let me know,” he wrote on Instagram in a post offering classes on MMA, Grappling, Kickboxing and general self-defense.
“Kinda got a wide open schedule now. And ladies, “self-defense classes” are grade A bullshit, but I can teach you how to punch, elbow, and kick and that and jujitsu are pretty much your best bet. Slide on in to my DMs people!”
Boser will have his debut at the TD Garden in Boston on October 18. Let’s hope he’s able to find another way to earn some cash before that.
In the meantime, there will be plenty of UFC action to take in. UFC 242 comes around next weekend and will showcase the highly-anticipated return of Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Russian hasn’t been in the Octagon since beating Conor McGregor at UFC 229 last October and is set to take on Dustin Poirer.
Anyone looking to place bets on the fight could find a list of the top betting sites available in the UK at Freebets.uk. Coral is offering 2/7 on a Khabib win and 11/4 on his opponent while Marathon Bet has 50/1 on a draw.
Curtis Blaydes and Shamil Abdurakhimov are also set to face off on a main card only featuring undefeated fighters. Skybet ha 1/3 on a Blaydes victory and 9/4 Abdurakhimov walking away from the octagon as the winner. Coral and Betfred are offering slightly better odds on the latter at 11/4, which is probably worth noting. You could also get odds of 1/3 on Mairbek Taisumov to beat Diego Ferreira at Paddy Power, who’s offering 2/1 on the latter to snatch the victory.