Damn, Heun’s getting all misty-eyed. VidProps: Strikeforce
Conor Heun and Magno Almeida were on the HDNet undercard card, and they turned in a three round scrap highlighted by some aggressive (and effective) ground work. Both fighters attempted subs early and often, including an omoplata attempt and a toe hold in the first round. Sure, a guillotine is nice, but we’ll take the exotic submissions every time.
Almeida lost a unanimous decision, but he at least left Heun with something to think about, as one of Almeida’s twenty seven arm bar attempts (disclaimer: no, we didn’t count them) left Heun with a serious lack of functionality in his right arm for the next month or so.
Heun got back into the win column after two losses in a row (to KJ Noons and Jorge Gurgel), so he’s understandably stoked about the win. On the other hand, his arm is seriously effed up, so there’s all kinds of emotions and hormones and stuff going on in Huen’s brain; give him a pass if he seems a little emotional in that video.
Yes, “all kinds of emotions and hormones and stuff” is technical language.
Paging Dr Rogan for a consult, paging Dr Joe Rogan.” PicProps: Ms Tracy Lee/CageWriter
Referee Leon Roberts falls prey to Heun’s Aikido badassery. GIFProps: IronForgesIron
Roberts gets his revenge by raising that right arm higher than was strictly necessary. GIFProps: IronForgesIron