“The Boss” Hangs Up The Gloves


Steve Bossé vs Marvin EastmanLong time Canadian ranked Light Heavyweight and former enforcer for the North American Hockey League has decided to hang up the gloves. In a recent interview with  La Presse Bosse said “I decided to retire in the last days. My body tells me. It is time that I make the right decision”.

Just a few weeks back it was announced that Bosse had finally signed with UFC and would meet fellow Canadian Ryan Jimmo at the TUF Nations finale in Quebec City. Just as quick as the fight was announced it was cancelled as Bosse dropped out due to an injury and MFC veteran Sean O’Connell was signed to take his place.

Currently ranked number 2 in the country right behind the man he was set to meet in the UFC, Bosse leaves the sports riding an 8 fight win streak, last competing at Challenge MMA 1 in May of last year where he earned a doctor’s stoppage TKO over Caleb Grummet at the end of the first round. Over the course of his 6 year professional career Bosse dispatched 3 UFC veterans including Houston Alexander, Marvin Eastman and Wes Simms while only leaving the outcome up t the judges once in 10 victories. A powerful draw in Quebec, Bosse never competed outside of his native province fighting almost half his bouts with iconic Quebec promotion TKO.

It now appears the man who has earned his living with his fists throughout his adult life has found happiness outside of combat sports “”When I started hockey, I had the rage within. The sport has helped me to channel all that. It’s been my therapy… Today, I’m fine. I no longer feel the need to go to fight, go to war, ” Having found a job as a firefighter and currently in relationship with his girlfriend of over 2 years, Bosse seems content with his decision “”Before, I had nothing else in my life. Today, I have something else, ”

Does he regret not making it to the big time? No as “The Boss” puts it best “I’m proud of the path, and this is the most important.”

3 Responses to “ “The Boss” Hangs Up The Gloves ”

  1. K.Rasmuss says:

    The Boss ends it his way ” AWESOME “

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  2. Irrelevant media says:

    Maybe the new TRT testing and performance enhancing drug testing played a role in his decision. Quebec has never paid the extra money to test the fighters and bosse would have a hard time to compete on the same equal playing field.
    Best of luck to bosse and the new number 2 top 205er next in line for the UFC

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  3. Marv says:

    To bad to see him go but he’s thinking of his future. Such a tough guy. As a former hockey “enforcer” myself (notice the quotations) I was a fan of this guy since 2004, it’s good to see mma opened up some doors for him and I wish him the best of luck in the future. If you get the chance check out his on ice battles with jon mirasty.

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