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Strikeforce: Kaufman vs. Rousey GIF Party — Referee Mike Beltran’s Epistache, Knockouts Aplenty + More

(Beltran, as re-imagined by Sega.)

Last weekend’s Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman card was easily one of the most entertaining top-to-bottom cards in recent memory, providing us with a lightning quick (also, completely predictable) finish in the main event and an even quicker knockout in the co-main. But as is typical for a Strikeforce event, the night was not without controversy and a few judgmental errors. Herb Dean went completely against character when he botched the call in the Adlan Amagov/Keith Barry fight, and the decision to place former title challenger Meisha Tate’s comeback bout against Julie Kedzie on the prelims was nothing short of baffling.

But greater than witnessing Ronda Rousey‘s sixth straight first round armbar, greater even than OSP’s one-punch knockout of T.J. Cook, was that of referee Mike Beltran’s epic mustache. An “epistache” if you will. Why Beltran decided to become a referee instead of claiming his place atop the Whisker Wars podium is beyond us, but his hard work and dedication can not and will not be overlooked by us here at CagePotato. So join us after the jump for a brief GIF tribute to Beltran’s glorious stache, along with several gifs from the night’s fights, courtesy of the UG.

(Oddly enough, Beltran gave Germaine de Randamie more time to recover from a groin shot than he did T.J. Cook. DO NOT QUESTION THE STACHE!) 

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RwilsonR- August 20, 2012 at 10:06 pm
When did Jason MacDonald lose about a foot in height and get cornrows?
Alan K- August 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm
I'm impressed he doesn't trip over that thing.
Canadian Bacon- August 20, 2012 at 2:28 pm
I dream of a day where after a fight is stopped by Beltran, a dazed fighter attempts to pull guard... by pulling on that beautiful moustache
Mr_Misanthropy- August 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm
three things:

1. The Stache is an alien lifeform that lives in a symbiotic relationship with its host creature. You can tell it is autonomous by its undulating and sinuous movement.

2. I love the fact that Jacare's entire fight fits into a GIF.

3. I try not to be that guy, but the Tate/ Kedzie fight was not only action packed, it was packed with some hot action. I cannot deny biology. I am only a man.
Anhonestmoose- August 20, 2012 at 11:00 am
Dr. Robotnik sure has fallen far. I wonder if, when he was graduating from medical school, he imagined himself being constantly foiled by a small blue hedgehog to the point that he gave up his career and took up MMA reffing.
angry little feet- August 20, 2012 at 10:20 am
My God... The Stache... the swaying... it's, it's mesmerizing.
Mr_Misanthropy- August 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Kobi123- August 20, 2012 at 9:51 am
did anyone else like how Kedzie's leg dropped after kicking Tate in the face in the GIF?
poo_ghost- August 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm
It was so close. But it was not to be. This tho, is the reason we all went to watch a girls fight after school. "cause a boob might pop out bro".
Maine Blazer- August 20, 2012 at 9:32 am