Surrey, British Columbia native, Kalib â€œThe Running Manâ€ 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.
â€œI am probably going to retire,â€ Starnes told topmmanews.com. â€œI am 36 years old â€¦ this was my last fight.â€
The once formidable middleweight holds victories over Chris Leben and Jason MacDonald, but itâ€™s the notoriously awkward fight he took part in against Nate Quarry at UFC 83 that heâ€™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.