Who wants to do a dangerous job that even can cost your life? We are here talking about such personalities who have engaged themselves in such risky situations. Yes, we are talking about Mike Beltran, a mixed martial arts referee working for the California State Athletic Commission, often reffing UFC fights.
Mike Beltran was born in 1974, and his family was an immigrant from Sinaloa, Mexico. He, in an interview, said his connection to Downey is deeply rooted, and he loves his current residence. Mike is well known for his mustache, nearly 2 feet long, which he wears every day as pride. Let's go ahead and dig into his career, early life, net worth, and relationship status.
Mike Beltran has a net worth above $5 million. This MMA match official's primary source of income comes from his referee career. Further, he has a salary of about $600 per fight and receives around $2,000 per fight night.
Further, Mike has also been seen in television series and shows. His film credit includes The Other Side: Live or Die, where he is portrayed, Harley. Also, he has been seen in the television series Kingdom where he was a referee.
Mike Beltran is a single father raising two kids. He has a son and a daughter with his former wife, who is no longer with him. Further, his daughter Alejandra is married to Matt (Active Duty Coast Guard) and has a daughter named Riley. She lives in the Boston area with her husband.
Talking about his son Michael, he is also a wrestler and champion of California. Mike has named his son Mike Jr., and he is always proud of him and keeps posting his pictures on his Twitter account.
His son is in the military and was recently admitted to the U.S. Military Academy, commonly known as West Point.
He is currently engaged to his fiance, who he revealed is a personal trainer for him and his son Mike. He has shared many videos and photos on Twitter.
Beltran loves his parents, and on his Instagram, he has mentioned that he is glad that his parents are still alive, and he is thankful to God for that. Further, personal information about Mike's family and children is unknown. Moreover, he has a correctly maintained, healthy body.
Mike started his career in 2002, and since then, he has been engaged in boxing. Beltran is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but started training in boxing at the Azteca Gym in Bell as a kid. He started refereeing MMA matches in 2009 and some other popular MMA refs like Herb Dean and Big John McCarthy.
During his 10-year career, he has officiated some mega bouts like Nate Diaz vs. Josh Thomson and Jon Jones Vs. Alexander Gustafsson, etc. He replaced Herb Dean for the 232 heavyweight title bout as the official after the latter suffered an injury.
He was also voted as referee of the year in 2017. Beltran defeated Sean McCoy on August 28, 2018, Republican primary, winning 53.2% of the vote. In the general election on November 6, 2018, Beltran won 55.27% of the vote, defeating Democrat Debbie Katt.
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