Former Bellator featherweight champion Daniel Straus made a statement on Friday night at Bellator 138 as he submitted Henry Corrales in the second round by guillotine choke.

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Straus (24-6) entered this fight following a submission defeat against featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and he made it clear at the post fight press conference that he wants what Pitbull has.

“I do not have no chip. I just want this belt. I want what every last man is up here for,” Straus said. “We are fighting to win and we are fighting for gold. I do not have no chip. I do not have any hatred in my heart for any of these guys, but Pitbull has something that I want. Flat out. I respect the guy, but he has gold. I want gold. That is plain and simple.”

Pitbull stated in a post fight interview that he would be interested in facing Straus next and with Georgi Karakhanyan on the sideline due to a knee injury, all signs point to Pitbull and Straus having their trilogy bout later this year.