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Conor Heun Agrees With Kimbo That ‘Tappin’ Out is for B*tches’


(Video courtesy of YouTube/ConorHeun)

Remember the grisly photo we posted of Conor Heun’s broken arm he suffered in his win over Magno Almeida? Well, it turns out Conor’s elbow was merely dislocated by one of the numerous armbars Almeida caught him in and is now back to normal, but according to “Hurricane,” he wouldn’t have tapped even if his arm snapped.

“I just wanted everyone to know that my arms are good to go. Following the fight there was a pretty gnarly picture of my dislocated elbow. A lot of people were telling me, ‘Oh, you’re crazy. You just shoulda tapped. He broke his arm,’ all this nonsense. First of all, to the pople telling me that I shoulda tapped, one, that’s why no one will ever remember your name, and second of all, keep your desk job. I’m a fighter,” Heun explained. “You do whatever you do and let me be the judge of when I tap and when I don’t. As far as that’s concerned, this is an MMA fight, it isn’t a jiu-jitsu tournament. There’s no tapping in MMA as far as I’m concerned. That’s what the ref is there for — to tell me that the fight is over and there’s no reason that I should ever have to tap in an MMA fight.”

Seriously. If you’ve never been caught in a fully-extended armbar, trust us when we say you’d be tapping faster than Chael Sonnen.

Hopefully Conor never fights Shinya Aoki or else he may change his mind. Then again, Kimbo got beat pretty bad by Petruzzelli Mitrione and didn’t tap, so you never know.


(Video courtesy of YouTube/us)

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AndyInflammatory- July 9, 2011 at 7:30 am
His last name is similar to noise I make when constipated.

That's a TMI moment I'm sure.
The_Dead_Cow- July 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm
who the fuck is Conor Heun?
KeithHackneyWindmillPalmStrike- July 8, 2011 at 8:19 am
I'm a fighter as well, and I've snapped my arm because I didn't tap in a fight.....in case you were wondering, it sucks balls, I was out for months and it still hurts sometimes and I imagine it will for the rest of my life, not doing that again... you definitely have time between when you realize there's no way in hell your getting out of a submission and your arm is fucked for months that you can tap. For a pro living off of fight money it's pretty retarded not to tap.
Ballsagna- July 8, 2011 at 6:49 am
"He should fight Palhares next. Tappin’ dont mean shit to him anyway."

I LOL'd at that hahahah
EJayy- July 8, 2011 at 4:27 am
He's probably thinking of the layoff. The longer in the UFC, the greater his anecdote.
WK- July 7, 2011 at 11:18 pm
Well...it's just that some fighters at the end of the day want to be able to wipe their own ass instead of getting someone else to do it (or use their left arm) because they didn't tap.
You don't win if you don't tap. You don't get toughness cred or anything. You still lose.
newaza01- July 7, 2011 at 6:11 pm
Don't tell this renegade what to do.
k-onda- July 7, 2011 at 4:22 pm
At least he's well articulated - after all, he's a grown man, it is his decision, it's up to him.
AndyInflammatory- July 7, 2011 at 3:53 pm
he obviously has lots of money socked away for those extended injury and commission-enforced holidays that are in his future.

Either that or he's THAT DAMN GOOD.

He should fight Palhares next. Tappin' dont mean shit to him anyway.
Fried Taco- July 7, 2011 at 3:32 pm
I agree, I always dislocate whichever limb is in danger instead of tapping. So much easier that way.
Kid Clam Curtains- July 7, 2011 at 3:20 pm
Ok, I'll stick to my desk job and you don't ever tap. There. Done deal.
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