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Kalib Starnes: Dana White ‘wouldnt cross the street for $10,000'

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In my opinion, it was inappropriate to make public statements regarding my character and my future and so on the way that he has, especially without having the courage and the respect to call me up and speak with me personally,” Starnes said. “All of these comments come from a man that has never had a fight in his entire life who claims to be the ultimate authority on fighting and courage. I couldn’t be happier than to be released from the most oppressive contract I’ve ever been under in my life…. Dana White wouldn’t stand and trade with a guy [like Quarry] who had an 80 or 90 percent knockout ratio with injuries like I had Saturday night. He wouldn’t cross the street for $10,000. I don’t have anything to prove to anybody. I’m not about to stand there and get smashed to pieces. After I knew my foot was broken, I was trying to back up and work off the jab and keep moving so I didn’t get knocked out.”

Former UFC middleweight Kalib Starnes responds to comments UFC President Dana White made about him after a very weak performance at UFC 83 this past weekend. Starnes claims he requested to be released from his contract, while White insists he was cut. Whatever. Starnes reveals that a broken foot was the reason he essentially refused to fight Nate Quarry during their middleweight match up on April 19 and has fueled this entire fiasco.


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Post #1   4/22/08 7:31:42PM   

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I would think that it would be kind of hard to run that much with a broken foot.

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Hmmm...I would of thought he had broken everything but his feet

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Posted by grappler0000

Hmmm...I would of thought he had broken everything but his feet



You are exactly right. The way he was running, his foot was fine.

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yeah.. but no base.. no power.

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Posted by Mchubb316

I would think that it would be kind of hard to run that much with a broken foot.




I think Kalib (track star) Starnes has something to prove to a lot of people; that he is not afraid to get hit by Nat Quarry. He let down his country his fans, and himself. I will forever dislike this guy, because he has no heart.

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Nah Nah Nah Nah Hey Hey Hey Gooodbye...I wont miss Starnes...Its actually good for Starnes because what top MW would He stand a chance against....Dan,Rich,Okami,Anderson,Almeida,Cote and yeah i still think Leben beat him and got robbed on the decision.

It wouldnt be soo bad if Kalib was actaully a big name or a top guy in the UFC and complain about money ala Randy....But Kalib C'mon...You havent been or probably ever be a top ten fighter in the UFC.

Im sure he'll be off to EXC were the rest of UFC outcast end up..Other than Jake Shields and Cung Le...

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If Kalib was running because of his broken foot( not sure if that is really possible) why didn't he just give up. Tell the ref. that he could no longer continue. I mean it was obvious he couldn't win in a standup war and he wasn't trying to take him down. Why continue the fight?

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This guy has no class. I'm tired of hearing from this guy. He had an excuse on why he lost TUF because of his rib injury and now and excuse after looking that total shit agains Quarry. Quit the excuses Starnes.

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This was one of the few fights I've seen were I really thought I could of done better the the pro in the fight

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i use to have love for him since hes from my hood, but after that match i wouldnt mind trading with him.

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just another excuse. what that thing that is supposed to help people when they are in that type of situation adrenaline? obviously he didn't get any because he was to busy changing the color of his shorts.

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I actually broke my foot last June in an amatuer fight after I misjudged a leg kick and connected my foot into my opponents kneecap. I HAD to stand and trade because if I tried to back up or even walk I would have fallen over, so the idea he ran around for 10 minutes with a broken foot is complete crap. My foot wasn't even a severe break either, so this story makes absolutely no sense.

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just sounds like damage control to me. if you're hurt...say so beforehand. dana would have replaced him and let him fight later. sounds like an outmatched, outclassed chump......and now the world will see it... just my opinion of course.

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