Former two-time Bellator champion Daniel Straus has been involved in a near fatal motorcycle accident in Florida.
While the fighter has survived the incident, the extent of his injuries, and if he will recover to the point of competing again is still under review.
Straus’ manager, Matt Aptaker of JanusSports, confirmed the news to Bleacher Report in a phone call on Tuesday night. Bellator senior director of communications Ryan Grab initially referred Bleacher Report to Aptaker when contacted.
Aptaker said Straus has full movement of his legs and arms and is awake and able to talk, but that the full extent of his injuries are unknown as of yet. “It’s just too early to tell,” Aptaker said. Straus also 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 provided Bleacher Report with the following statement regarding the accident:
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. I appreciate all the well wishes and ask that people respect my family’s privacy during this difficult time.