After waiting 11 months to get a shot at the Bellator featherweight title, Daniel Straus will now have to wait a little longer.
The Cincinnati native has pulled out of his fight against Pat Curran after he suffered a broken hand in training. The title fight was scheduled to take place at Bellator 95 on April 4 in Atlantic, N.J.
MMAjunkie.com was first to report the story and Examiner.com has since been able to confirm the story.
Bellator is currently searching for an opponent to take Straus’ place. Straus is expected to be out of action for 6 to 8 weeks with the broken hand.
Straus is coming off a second-round submission victory over UFC veteran Alvin Robinson in October at Bellator 78. Straus took the fight to keep active after his fight with Curran was delayed to 2013.
Straus earned a title shot after defeating Marlon Sandro to win the Season 6 Bellator featherweight tournament in May. Straus also defeated Mike Corey and Jeremy Spoon in the tournament to earn the $100,00 reward.