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Daniel Straus Looking For Respect From Bellator
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.14.2014

In an interview with MMA Junkie, Bellator MMA featherweight champion Daniel Straus (22-4 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) said he's still looking for respect from the promotion. He will have a rubber match against Pat Curran (19-5 MMA, 9-2 BMMA for the belt at Bellator 112 on March 14. He beat Curran in November with scores of 49-45, 48-46 and 49-46 after Curran had a deduction for an illegal knee. It was a rematch of a 2009 fight that Curran won by KO.

On fighting Pat Curran immediately after beating him: "No one wants to say anything bad. We want to do our job. Our job is to come out here and fight. Now, if you lay down a f–king path that we need to follow, and we're following that path and we're doing what we're supposed to, you need to do the same. To fight a guy, beat a guy, and have me turn around and fight the guy again and not go through the tournament, that's bulls–t. Even if he does get through a tournament, to fight him in damn near his hometown, like, what the f–k is that? It just makes me want to fight harder."

On if he has problems with Curran: "This is nothing toward Pat. I like Pat; he's a good dude. But we didn't have a close fight. I won four out of five of those rounds, decisively. And to turn around and give him a rematch, that's like a slap in the face to the system of Bellator, and it's a slap in the face of people who are waiting in line. I don't understand it. If I lose, I guarantee you I must go back through a tournament. But it is what it is, and it's only going to help me win."

On not having respect: "I don't feel like I have the people's respect, and I don't feel like I have Bellator's respect. I've done quite well in this sport. (I have a record of) 22-4. You can't say I'm fighting bums. You can't say I'm a guy that takes guys down and humps them. I'm not going to deny it that I'm not a walk-in knockout artist. That's not me. But I do fight a good fight, and I just want to be respected for that. I'm out here trying to capture everybody's respect."


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