Former Bellator MMA champion Daniel Straus was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this week and is currently under physician care at a hospital in Florida.
Matt Aptaker of JanusSports told Bleacher Report that Straus has full movement of his legs and arms and is awake and able to talk, but that the full extent of his injuries is unknown as of yet. “It’s just too early to tell,” the manager said.
The 33-year old Straus currently holds a 25-8 professional mixed martial arts record and is hopeful for a return to the sport.
“On early Sunday morning, I was involved in a motorcycle accident. I’m currently recovering and will hopefully be returning to the Bellator cage sometime soon,” Straus told Bleacher Report. “I appreciate all the well wishes and ask that people respect my family’s privacy during this difficult time.”
According to the report Straus has no recollection of the accident whatsoever, and Aptaker told Bleacher Report that “outside of the location where Straus was picked up by emergency services, they have no other information or details.”
Straus fought two times in 2017 under the Bellator MMA banner, losing to Patricio Freire and Emmanuel Sanchez.
We will keep you up to date with details as they continue to come in.