Bjorn Rebney Defends Straus vs Curran III Matchup

March 14, 2014 1:00 pm by bjpenn.com staff 1 Comment
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Many have offered criticism about Bellator MMA’s decision to give Pat Curran an immediate rematch against Bellator Featherweight champion Daniel Straus, given that both Magomedrasul “Frodo” Khasbulaev and Patricio Freire have won tournaments and are waiting for their title shots. In a recent interview with MMASucka, Bjorn Rebney defended the decision, saying:

“I had to weigh and balance a lot of factors. Frodo Khasbulaev was the next in line, but he is having a lot of visa issues getting into the country. Next fighter would have been Pitbull but he fought for us literally 5 times on Spike-TV. Curran and Straus, this is their trilogy fight. Given how high Pat was on many rankings I think he was the number 2 in this division and I think this fight is the best match-up for us at the current time.Plus with Pat fighting in his backyard it’s going to be a great trilogy fight.”


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