Being at work I didn’t get a chance to watch UFC 83 on Saturday night. From the sounds of things, I didn’t miss much. Site commenter Ace passes along the story of Canadian fighter (dodger?) Kalib Starnes who got cut by UFC for his Oliver McCall-like performance on Saturday night. The previously 8-2 Starnes ran, hid, and tried to avoid contact as much as possible in a loss to Nate Quarry. Starnes’ antics drew loud boos from the crowd as well as mocking by Quarry in the ring. At one point Starnes even flipped Quarry off for making fun of his wussy ways. Ironically, the lack of action resulted in a must-see fight. Check it out:
I guess Starnes was just trying to out-point Quarry and win the decision. What a sad, sad performance. I’m not saying I’m a tough guy or anything, but come on, if you’re scheduled to fight in the Octagon, you gotta fight. No qualms about it. Starnes probably got what he deserves. Makes you wonder if he was like paid to take a dive or something, though I’m not sure that would make much sense.