MMA Quick Quotes: Jorge Gurgel vs Conor Heun 'a fight for the ages' at Strikeforce Challengers

"I've never seen a chin like that on anyone besides myself. This was my first fight for Strikeforce and it was everything I've ever wanted."

-- Jorge Gurgel

"I may go home a couple of bucks shorter and with some scrapes but that was the most fun I've ever had. I live for those last 15 minutes."

-- Conor Heun

-- Lightweights Jorge Gurgel and Conor Heun reflect on their three-round war at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wa., last night (June 19), which Showtime commentator Mauro Ranallo classified as "a fight for the ages at 160 pounds." That's perhaps overdoing it, but it was a very exciting scrap. Gurgel -- a Brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelt -- once again abandoned his ground game in favor of an all out slugfest. This time, however, unlike in his UFC career, Gurgel went on to win a unanimous decision on all three judges scorecards (29-28, 30-27, 30-27). It was his first appearance under the Strikeforce banner and he certainly left a solid impression with his new employer. One just has to wonder the reason he constantly neglects his superior ground game on fight nights. Any ideas?

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