Conor Heun was born February 11, 1979 in Boulder, Colorado. He joined the Boulder Bandits Wrestling Club and began competing at just five years old. By the time he finished high school, Conor had won over 1000 matches including a school record 101 varsity wins. He had wrestled in France in the Tour du Monde, he held the school record for pins, he had notched state titles in all three styles and was a 12 time Colorado National Team Member, yet he failed to capture the one title that meant the most to him, losing by one point in the state finals.
Unsatisfied and unwilling to give up on his goal of becoming champion, Conor enrolled at Div. III wrestling powerhouse, Ithaca College. Following a redshirt year on the sidelines, Heun notched 20 wins and qualified for the NCAA tournament. He failed to place. Faced with injuries and rising academic pressure, Heun would never again see the NCAA tournament.
After graduating with a BA in English Literature, Conor moved back to Boulder where he opened a silk screening business and became an assistant wrestling coach. Feeling like he was destined for bigger things, Conor moved to southern California where he took a job selling dental equipment. Looking for a way to stay fit, Conor began training at Eddie Bravo's 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Academy. Encouraged by training partners Jason Chambers and Amir Rahnavardi, Conor stepped into the cage for the first time on May 12, 2006 winning his pro debut by rear naked choke.
Conor soon began training full time under the tutelage of Chris Reilly and Eddie Bravo at Legends MMA. His exciting and aggressive style soon caught the eye of Bas Rutten who recruited Conor to fight for the Los Angeles Anacondas in the International Fight League. After fighting in the IFL for one season, he moved on to fight for Elite XC and now is under contract with Strikeforce. Always one to bring the fight to his opponents, his never boring style continues to make him a star to watch as he battles for the belt.