?Pat Curran made 144.7 his first try for the title fight with Bellator's featherweight champion Daniel Straus.
Being a championship bout, the traditional one pound of leeway was not extended, and Straus weighed in heavy at 145.5, even stripped of his clothes and even his trademark dreads off. Eventually though, he made it, and the card will go on intact.
"This is the best I've ever felt, and the best camp I've ever had, and you're going to see a monster tonight for sure," said Curran as transcribed by MMAFighting.
Staus was more direct still
"Hey man, I just got a lot on my mind," he said. "I'm ready to kill this dude."
"You'd have to kill me to take my belt," he posted to Instagram.
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