I personally think it would've been awesome if Starnes chose to attack Quarry at that moment. One second you see Starnes backpedaling, and the next-BOOM! Massive surprise knockout punch.
Actually, that is the ONLY time I will give Starnes respect for. As bad as it was to run away the whole fight, it would have been even worse if he had taken a cheap shot that could have really hurt Quarry during some mockery I'm sure he knew he deserved. Instead, he knew what Quarry was doing and why, and chose (rightly) not to respond in a way that could potentially hurt someone.