Daniel Straus (20-4) decided it was best to stay active while he waits for his Bellator featherweight championship shot. Straus faces the winner of Pat Curran (17-4) and Patricio Freire (17-1) for the title. A broken hand suffered to Freire has caused the delay in the fight.
"They're going to allow me to stay busy inside the cage with them, so I'm going to take a fight before I get this title fight with whoever wins between Pat [Curran] and Patricio [Freire]," said Straus on MMA Junkie Radio.
Straus meets Alvin Robinson (12-6) this Friday at Bellator 78 on the main card. Straus is 5-1 for Bellator and enters on a four fight win streak. Robinson, a former UFC fighter, makes his Bellator debut in his first fight in over a year.
No matter what happens Straus knows that the championship shot is in his future and he just has to be a little bit patient.
"Everybody is just waiting for Pat to get healed up," said Straus. "He had an unfortunate injury training for his fight [with Freire], and unfortunately, the [featherweights] are just backed up right now. It's injuries – you can't blame anyone for them."
Bellator 78 takes place November 26 and will air on MTV2.
"I'm going to go out there and show why I'm sitting in the position to have my next title fight," said Straus.
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