Daniel Straus Biography

( 1984 - )
October 24, 2018
First published on:September 8, 2018
by Mandy Rhods

Facts of Daniel Straus

Date of Birth: 1984, July 27
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Birth Name Daniel Mason-Straus
Birth Place Cincinnati, Ohio
Famous Name Daniel Straus
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Profession Mixed Martial Artist
Currently Working For Bellator MMA
School attended Sycamore High School
Children 1

Daniel Mason-Straus, famously known as Daniel Straus is an American professional mixed martial arts fighter who is currently competing for American MMA Promotion, Bellator MMA in its featherweight category. He has a record of 25 wins and 8 losses.


Daniel Straus is a former two time Bellator Flyweight Champion and he made his professional debut in 2009 and also has competed for Shark Fights. Continue to scroll if you want to know about his career, net worth, personal life and more. 

Daniel Straus Early Career

Daniel Mason-Straus was born on  July 27, 1984, in  Cinnacti Ohio, United States of America. He is of American nationality having an Afro-American ethnic background. Straus came from an abusive and troubled family.

Straus attended  Sycamore High School where he was a high school wrestler and he became one of the best wrestlers in Ohio in over a decade from  2001-2010. After completing his education, he moved to Flordia and got employed as a maintenance but was arrested for robbery.

Daniel Straus Career

Daniel Straus started his professional career in 2009 and went on to compete for MMA promotion, Shark Fights. Straus signed with American MMA promotion, Bellator MMA in 2010. Straus made his Bellator MMA debut against  Chad  Hinton and won the bout through a unanimous decision on June 23, 2010, at  Bellator 23.

After several impressive performances, Straus won his first  Bellator Featherweight Championship by defeating Pat Curran via submission hold through a unanimous decision on November 2, 2013, in Bellator 106 at the fifth round of the bout.

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Daniel Straus lost the rematch for the title against Curran in Bellator 112 on March 14, 2014, in the fifth round via submission hold. Straus later won the Featherweight championship for the second time by defeating Patricio Freire on Bellator 145 on November 6, 2015, with a unanimous decision in the fifth round.

Straus later lost the rematch to him that took place in Bellator 178 on April 21, 2017, through the submission hold in the second round. Recently, Straus faced off against Emmanuel Sanchez and lost the match via submission hold on the event Bellator 184 that took place on October 6, 2017, in the third round of the bout. 

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Strauss got into a devastating motorcycle accident in December of 2017. He suffered injuries and was told by the doctors that he might not walk again. The MMA fighter was paralyzed due to issues with is neck and spinal cord. However, he has been on the road of recovery and he can walk now. In fact, he is hitting the gym and training as well. 

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Straus is looking forward to fighting again this year. However, there has been no announcement regarding his next fight so far. Furthermore, he is also the CEO of Care One LLC, a company that operates skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. He is the chairman of Innova Care Health, a managed health plan.

Daniel Straus Personal Life 

Even though it is not sure whether Daniel Straus is married or not, it was reported that he has a daughter named Makayla. The name of the mother of the child is not known. Straus has not revealed his wife or girlfriend so far. He has kept the information about his dating life under the wraps. 

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Straus has been part of the controversy several times in his career. Daniel Straus has been booked and criminally charged with driving with a suspended license, possession in excess of 20 grams of marijuana, above  3 grams of synthetic cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, and  MDMA.

For the above criminal offenses, Daniel was arrested by the police officials in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Daniel Straus Net worth

Daniel Straus has earned a decent amount of fortune through his professional career as an MMA fighter. However, his official total earning has not been officially revealed.

It is estimated that he has earned several hundreds of thousands of dollars from his successful MMA career which also adds to his overall net worth. His disclosed career earnings sum up to $70,000. Straus also invests in hedge funds and private equity and real estate. 

Daniel Straus Facts 

The American MMA star, Daniel Straus stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 66 kg. He has a good reach of 67-in whiches he uses to the maximum effect during his match.

Straus's age is 34 and he has many fans who follow him on Instagram and Twitter where he shares about his career ventures and personal events as well. More information regarding his career can be found in the wiki.

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