Pat Curran definitively dethroned now former Bellator featherweight champion Joe Warren at Bellator 60 Friday night, winning in devastating knockout fashion.
So devastating, in fact, that Bellator decided to edit the footage. Courtesy of the fine folks over at MMA Mania, here is what an unedited version of the finishing sequence looked like.
After one glance at the unedited footage, it goes without saying that the bout's referee, Jeff Malott, is under a lot of heat right now for letting the fight continue as long as it did.
Warren took a barrage of clean knees and punches against the cage, but Malott refused to cease the action until the Greco-Roman wrestler was out cold after a series of nasty uppercuts from Curran.
This bout marked Warren's second knockout loss in a row, lasting just 64 seconds with bantamweight Alexis Villa in September before getting his clock cleaned.
Fans and analysts alike are wondering if the self-proclaimed "Baddest Man on the Planet" will ever step foot back in the cage, given his aspirations to wrestle in the 2012 Olympics.
Meanwhile, Curran is a perfect 4-0 since dropping to 145 pounds, making a legitimate case to be considered a top-10 featherweight fighter in the world.