Daniel Straus avenged one loss earlier this month, and he’s on track for a shot at avenging another one, as well.
But that’s only if Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney doesn’t flip the script on things just a little bit.
Straus (22-4 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) won the Bellator featherweight title at Bellator 106, outpointing Pat Curran (19-5 MMA, 9-2 BMMA), the man who handed him a loss in April 2009. As champion, he’s scheduled to face Patricio Freire (21-2 MMA, 9-2 BMMA) next after “Pitbull” won the Season 9 featherweight tournament a week ago.
But the thought of seeing Straus and Curran duke it out again may prove to be too enticing for the Bellator boss to pass up.
Following Friday’s Season 9-ending Bellator 109 show at Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa., Rebney told MMAjunkie a trilogy fight between the two – the first Straus-Curran fight took place outside of Bellator – is something he’s giving thought to.
“I’m giving a lot of serious consideration to making Straus-Curran 3,” Rebney told MMAjunkie following Bellator 109′s post-event news conference. “Of course, ‘Pitbull’ is sitting out there. No final decision has been made, but I’m looking at all the options. There’s a chance you could see Straus-Curran 3.”