(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.”
(Video courtesy of YouTube/us)