Daniel Straus Bellator motorcycle accident

Bellator’s Daniel Straus recovering from motorcycle accident, hopes to return ‘sometime soon’

Published On December 22, 2017 | MMA News

Former Bellator featherweight champion Daniel Straus was involved in a motorcycle accident last weekend that left him hospitalized.

According to BleacherReport.com, the accident occurred early Sunday morning in Florida, though few details are known. Straus, who doesn’t recall what happened, issued a statement on his condition.

“On early Sunday morning, I was involved in a motorcycle accident,” Straus said. “I’m currently recovering and will hopefully be returning to the Bellator cage sometime soon. I appreciate all the well wishes and ask that people respect my family’s privacy during this difficult time.”

A Bellator official declined comment when reached by MMAjunkie, citing Straus’ wish for privacy.

Straus’ coach,  Matt Aptaker of JanusSports, told Bleacher Report that the full extent of Straus’ injuries is unknown.

“It’s just too early to tell,” Aptaker said.

Bellator champion Patricio Freire, who submitted Straus in their fourth meeting earlier this year to reclaim the title, sent well wishes to his longtime foe.

Thoughts and prayers to @danielstraus who was injured in a terrible motorcycle accident. Best of luck with the recovery, I hope you can be fully healed.

In his most recent bout in October at Bellator 184, Straus (24-8 MMA, 11-5 BMMA) submitted to Emmanuel Sanchez’s triangle choke to give him back-to-back losses for the first time in his career.

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