Surrey, British Columbia native, Kalib “The Running Man” Starnes has officially announced his retirement.
Following a second round technical knockout loss to John Salter at AFC 6, the 36 year old UFC veteran made his decision to walk away from the sport official.
“I am probably going to retire,” Starnes told topmmanews.com. “I am 36 years old … this was my last fight.”
The once formidable middleweight holds victories over Chris Leben and Jason MacDonald, but it’s the notoriously awkward fight he took part in against Nate Quarry at UFC 83 that he’ll likely be remembered for. For reasons still unknown, Starnes refused to engage Quarry, and back peddled for a near full fifteen minutes, which drew boos from the crowd and hilarious taunts from Quarry.