Kalib Starnes To Retire
Starnes faced UFC veteran John Salter at Armageddon FC 6 and lost by TKO in the second round. After the fight, a classy Starnes thanked the crowd for coming out to support him even with the busy schedule in BC as of late (UFC, Stanley Cup). Starnes then told the crowd, “I am probably going to retire” and “I am 36 years old … this was my last fight.” Starnes finishes his career with a record of 12-7-1 against some very tough opposition.
Kalib rose in popularity during his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter 3. Starnes had to quit due to injury on TUF 3 but he managed to get a spot on the UFC roster where he had a record of 2-3 in five UFC fights.
Unfortunately, many will remember him for his infamous loss to Nate Quarry at UFC 83. However, Starnes had some huge wins in his career including victories over Jason MacDonald and Chris Leben. He also won the Armageddon Fighting Championship Middleweight title with a win over Nick Hinchliffe. Kalib’s last win was a Rear Naked Choke over Matt MacGrath early in 2011.