Bellator featherweight contender Daniel Straus arrested on drug charges in Florida

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Driving on a suspended license with a broken hand, along with marijuana and ecstasy on your person, is not a very good idea. Daniel Strauss learned that lesson recently and is now sitting in a Florida prison.

The hits keep coming.

After being forced out of an impending mixed martial ars (MMA) matchup with reigning Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran with a broken hand (more on that here), Daniel Straus was recently arrested in Florida and on four drug and traffic charges.

Sherdog.com has the "feel" goods:

"Four charges were filed against the fighter: driving with a suspended license, possession of more than 20 grams of cannabis, possession of MDMA (ecstasy) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Straus is being held at the North Broward Bureau Detention Center in Pompano Beach, Fla., on a bond of $2,200."

Straus had recently established himself as one of the promotion's top featherweights, going 17-1 since a knockout loss to Curran back in 2006. During that stretch, Strauss won Bellator's Season 6 tournament, decisioning former Sengoku star Marlon Sandro in the final in May 2012.

Aside from the defeat to Curran, Straus's only defeat in his recent run came against Brazilian star "Pitbull" Patricio Freire in the finals of Bellator's Season 4 tournament in 2011.

It's not looking good for Straus, but as a Sherdog member astutely pointed out, he's getting booked for drug and traffic charges, not drug trafficking charges, so we may yet see him back in MMA action before too long.

Stay tuned.

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