‘Honey Bear’ uses social media to land spot in WSOF22 in Vegas

July 22, 2015

Jack Heun Mixed Martial Arts MMA

Jake Heun

Anchorage’s Jake Heun picked a fight on social media and it landed him a spot in the World Series of Fighting.

The 27-year-old professional MMA fighter will return to the WSOF for the third time in his career after earning a late invitation to the Aug. 1 event in Las Vegas.

Initially snubbed on the WSOF22 undercard, the Alaska fighter nicknamed ‘The Honey Bear’ took to social media to express his disappointment.

Ask and you shall receive.

“This happened via me making an ass outta myself and calling WSOF out on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook while also inciting my crazy fans and family to do the same,” he told me. “My friends are all a little off, so that helps.”

Heun is a little crazy himself.

Outspoken, provocative, always smiling – he is a party waiting to happen.

He’s also a good fighter, owning a 7-4 career record and a 1-1 mark in the WSOF. He beat Kendrick Miree in WSOF11 in 2014 and lost to Clifford Starks in WSOF19 earlier this year.

“It’s important for me to get back and have a better performance than last time,” Heun said. “I really prepared for one type of fight and ended up getting a totally different opponent, but that’s on me. I should have handled business.”

The 6-foot-2 light heavyweight normally fights at 205 pounds but will have to cut weight for this next fight against an unknown opponent.

“I was planning on going down to 185 for my next fight so my weight is actually really low right now it’s not going to be an issue to cut,” he said. “I’m excited to get out there and put on a show, and show some people some vintage Honey Bear.”