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Starnes: Broken foot made me run away

It’s funny to think that just a week ago we were talking about Kalib Starnes never getting any attention around here. And now it’s like Kalib fucking Starnes is the only thing anyone can talk about. After UFC82, everyone couldn’t shut up about how totally sweet Anderson Silva is … that was the story of the week then. Now, it’s Starnes’ turn to be in the spotlight. Too bad for him it’s the “We wish we could hate you to death” spotlight.

I’m sure over the next week you’re going to be hearing more stories from Starnes about why he sucked it up all over the Octagon last weekend. But here’s the official line thus far from him:

“Right now, I have a broken foot [that] I sustained with the first kick I threw in the fight,” Starnes said. “My leg is purple and black from my knee up, I have a black eye, a sprained jaw, and he’s questioning my desire to fight? If that isn’t enough to satisfy him and the crowd, I can show them the medical report. I can barely walk. [Quarry] totally destroyed my thigh with those kicks. I’m sure a lot of people would rather see me suffer a traumatic brain injury and be rendered unconscious. That’s too bad. If that’s what they want, they’re paying the wrong guy $10,000 to get his brain smashed in.”

Now I might be missing something, but isn’t blaming your running away on a broken foot the same as blaming punching too much on a broken hand? As well, I’m pretty sure there’s a few shades between “running like a bitch” and “receiving traumatic brain injury”. Some fighters manage to find that magical balance from time to time. I’m just saying.

It’ll be interesting to see what news comes up once the UFC has completed it’s paperwork and paid Kalib his moneys. I don’t doubt there’ll be another song and dance … there always is with him. Honestly, unless the dude wants to become the next Gabe Ruediger he needs to just shut the fuck up, or here’s a thought: apologize for having a shitty fight. I’m pretty sure it’s already too late at this point, but shit … if Darth Vader can turn around from being Ultimate Fucker of the Galaxy to tossing the Emperor down that death star shaft, then there’s still gotta be hope for Kalib too.

  • Dangerfield says:

    He’s into Bukowski and shit.
    He was born like this, into this.
    Into hospitals that are so expensive, its cheaper to run away for 15 minutes.

  • Gong says:

    Isn’t there a gif floating around that basically shows there was no way he coulda broke his foot?

  • Accomando says:

    Mutha F’ing Gaybe Reudiger, what a reference.

  • I’ve never seen a man backpedal that fast for that long with a broken foot and devastated thigh. He should consider the Special Olympics. Or work on his take downs.

  • Lifer says:

    i almost forget this asshole is a black belt in bjj. i don’t think i’ve ever seen him use grappling except some horrible greco roman clinches.

    “That’s too bad. If that’s what they want, they’re paying the wrong guy $10,000 to get his brain smashed in.”

    This kind of comment plays into the rumor that he was protesting the fighter pay by running away like he did. the man is a sinking ship.

  • Tom K says:

    I don’t care that he broke his foot — if that’s the case, his corner should have thrown in the towel, so there would have been enough time for the UFC to play another fight for us who paid $45 for the PPV (Maia/Herman maybe?). There is nothing wrong with having to stop a fight due to injury. Had he done so, his reputation would have been “often injured Kalib Starnes” not “huge mangina Kalib Starnes”.

  • Jemaleddin says:

    Posted on BE (trying an image, let’s see if it works):

  • clint notestine says:

    If this douche bag broke his foot why didn’t he try to take Nate down and do some grappling? I bet his foot would hurt less on the ground. I’m gonna have to re-watch this to see this magically broken foot. He is right about his thigh being destroyed though; Nate can kick like a mule.

  • Has anyone ever landed an effective front snap kick in MMA? It’s worse than a lazy jab.

  • Jose Bastillo says:

    So what he’s basically saying is that he got his ass kicked and he decided to run. What a fucking pussy. He needs to find a new profession, because fighting obviously isn’t his thing. What a complete fucking douche bag.

  • clint notestine says:

    I’m watching the beginning of the fight again and Kalib has yet to kick ot punch and he is still running away!

  • Dangerfield says:

    Nobody got my joke? Well heres the link straight from Kalib’s sherdog profile signature.

  • Teufel says:

    If he was so badly injured he should have just called it quits between rounds. Running away made him look like more of a bitch than if he’d just said “I’m hurt, I forfeit.”

  • clint notestine says:

    Here is the only kick starnes landed in round 1. Yet he never said anything to his corner and came out fighting and hoping around on that foot. He was backing away before and after this and the other kick he threw that didn’t land.

  • Tertio says:

    Kalib is a quiter. He quit against Grove on TUF. He quit against Belcher and now he pulled the ultimate quit.

  • dignan says:

    My spidey sense(or crabs) are tingling….

    Something tells me that he mentioned the protest thing to someone and the UFC attempted to strike fear into the fellow for not fulfilling his contractual obligation…and he would get $0.00 for taking a beating.

    So Kalib comes up with a plan to mention a broken foot, since who actually saw the fight? Lucky there is no video of it anywhere to prove him wrong. So fucking sly it hurts. This way the UFC has to pay him as he has a viable excuse for not engaging, yet he is running and backpeddling in a way that nobody with a broken foot could.

    The UFC has every right to reneg on its contract if he didn’t fight to the standard it calls for as a professional. The 30-24 should prove this easily.

    I spoke with an MMA pro about this, and he actually agreed with the poor treatment of fighters by the UFC, and thought the protest was a good idea…but should have been handled much differently…like fight and mention it after you win, or when the fight starts just sit down and do nothing.

    Either way he thinks hes fucking sly and above the law. Get lost you douche.

  • Mike_N says:

    Don’t you Canadian pinkos have that whole socialized medicine thing? If so, then what the fuck is Kalib complaining about hospital costs for?

  • Denton says:

    You may have something there, Dignan… atleast about the UFC putting the kaibosh on Kalib’s half-assed, fleet-footed “protest”… don’t know, it just seems to me the only thing his MMA career has yielded is a legacy of douchebaggery and regret.

  • Xavier says:

    He’s the fastest man with a broken foot I’ve ever seen.

    This man should be in track and field, not MMA. With two healed footsies, he should be able to rock any running event.

  • ninjitsu says:

    “…I have a black eye…”


  • ninjitsu says:

    Kalib was on fight network radio: sounding like such a douche. He was all “You can’t fire me, I QUIT!”

    He also says “…at no time did I ever call Nate Quarry’s cornerman into the ring and ask him to fight me or any such thing…”. Except, there were these things called microphones in the ring, and we could hear you say “fuck you, you fucking faggot, why don’t you get in here and fight?” on the PPV.

    I can only laugh at him describing his injuries from the fight. “My leg has a bruise, and I have a fucking black eye!”. Kalib seriously needs to find another career, and this is the last time I’m going to talk about him.

  • ajadoniz says:

    let me summarize: kalib is a pansy lying little bitch and we’re aware. no one made you sign the tuf contract, so deal with it.