Kalib â€œRunawayâ€ Starnes has been cut by the UFC just two days after his extremely poor showing inside the octagon against Nate â€œThe Rockâ€ Quarry. This news isnâ€™t exactly shocking, as anyone who witnessed Kalibâ€™s match on Saturday would likely be content to never see Starnes compete in the UFC againâ€¦ever. An understandably bitter UFC President Dana White even suggested that Starnes seek a career path outside of mixed martial arts:
â€œHe just doesnâ€™t belong in the UFC and after his performance the other night, he should consider a new line of workâ€¦â€
Starnesâ€™ opponent, Nate Quarry, also commented:
â€œI think if you’re fighting in the UFC, you’ve got to come to fight,” Quarry told UFC.com in a post-fight interview. “I would much rather get knocked out than lose a decision running backwards. No disrespect to Kalib. I know the stress really gets to you. A lot of guys, they focus on not wanting to lose instead of wanting to win. I didn’t mean to disrespect him in any way. I just got frustrated because you can’t fight when somebody’s moving backward that fast.â€
It is currently unknown if any other promotions have shown interest in the newly released Starnes, but my guess is that someone out there will eventually scoop him up despite this debacle. Thatâ€™s of course assuming Starnes wishes to continue competing in MMA, which is also unconfirmed at this juncture.