Heun ready to bring the pain (Mixed Martial Arts)

November 3, 2011

Jake Heun

Anchorage’s Jake Heun has always had a little crazy in him.

When he played in the Shrine Game as a high school senior opponents joked that they were afraid to tackle him.

In college he rocked a mohawk.

Now he’s a professional fighter in the world of mixed martial arts.

Fighting out of the Chris Leben Fight School in Honolulu – where he played football for the University of Hawaii last season – Heun is getting set for his third pro fight Saturday on the ProElite 2: Big Guns card in Moline, Ill.

“I’m feeling real good about the fight,” he told me. “It’s been a great camp with Jeremy Horn in Utah. Got a lot of work in and put on a ton of strength.”

Live coverage of the fight is on HDNet [channel 629 on GCI] starting at 5 p.m.

The 24-year-old Heun stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 236 pounds.

He is 1-1 entering this fight with 5-1 Ed Carpenter from nearby Chicago.

Heun has only one thing in mind: bad intentions.

“This will be a big victory for me,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to ending it violently.”