You knew it was coming, UFC Cuts Kalib Starnes:
After losing a unanimous decision on scores of 30-26, 30-27, and an unheard-of 30-24, Starnes received even worse news: He was cut from his contract by UFC president Dana White.
“He just doesn’t belong in the UFC and after his performance the other night, he should consider a new line of work,” White said Monday.
An interesting side note, CageToday reader “ckersey78” posted this in the comments:
UPDATE: Take this as a rumor at best, other commenter’s are disputing this clip.
Just heard Starnes on the radio station from Montreal.
Basically he sets the record straight and backs it up with proof. As many of you know this was his last fight of the UFC contract and he has always voiced his dissatisfaction with his salary. Basically after the Kendall Grove fight where his rib was broken, UFC did NOT cover any medical bills even though it happened on the “work site”.
He said that he is one of the many fighters who get injured and never compensated by the UFC. He was well aware that he was on the main card because it was Canada, and this being his last fight he decided to protest in the names of all underpaid fighters and screw over the UFC.
This is NO joke because he claimed that the only reason Dana White officially released the fight bonuses was in order to counter-act the public statement that Starnes is about to make or would have made. However, since the 75k fight bonuses were disclosed Kalib’s martyr actions may not be as significant.
Nevertheless, expect an official statement later this week as his gym is holding a official press conference on Wednesday. We all know that the “real” Kalib Starnes would have never fought the way he did and luckily there IS an explanation.got this off of sherdog
UPDATE 2 – Kalib Starnes said:
“Any report or rumor that I came on any radio station to comment on the fight or circumstances surrounding the fight or in reference to the UFC or Dana White is completely false,”