Thread: Starnes Hating, Fighter Bashing
4/21/2008 6:55pm, #81
Just in, Starnes cut from the UFC. Are you happy now?
4/21/2008 7:18pm, #82
4/21/2008 7:18pm, #83Originally Posted by BSDaemon
4/21/2008 7:19pm, #84
This might have been his plan all along.
4/21/2008 9:34pm, #85
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4/21/2008 10:05pm, #86
This is a post made by Kalib Starnes on Another Forum in a thread discussing fighter pay a couple of months ago:
"An agent or agency which could provide collective representation for enough of the top talent may have a chance at negotiating to protect the rights and interests of the athletes. Boxers take home about 40% of the money, we take home less than 5%, the guys with the cash make the rules, reward their biggest names, and everybody else can fend for themselves. Chris Leben makes $25,000 and $25,000 Jason McDonald makes similar money, I beat them both and I'll make $7,000 and $7,000 my next fight. You can imagine fighting on a big pay per view show, losing, and leaving with $7,000 then paying taxes and training expenses and living expenses for the previous 2 -3 months that you needed to train for the bout. You can be one of the top 10 - 20 fighters in your weight class in the world and make less than a garbage man. It's a cut-throat business, lose a few and you're nothing. See you in Montreal bitches!!!"
4/21/2008 10:23pm, #87
So another fighter complaining about fighters pay. I've always said fighters need to be paid more, the reason I say this is because to take 3 months off work, off life, etc to train in something that can leave you injured for life, you'd want to be well compensated for that.
UFC shouldn't / couldn't fall back on the "well we're not making enough $$$" because clearly they are.
Not justifying Starnes' 'effort' in his last fight though, that was fairly piss poor. Maybe he should go get a job and fight in amaeture bouts in his spare time like everyone else who simply likes to fight.
4/22/2008 12:42am, #88Originally Posted by bornsceptic
**** 'em! he's a disgrace!
4/22/2008 1:58pm, #89
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So basically...this was Starnes' version of a "fighter's strike"? Things like that don't work when it's a mediocre fighter that can easily be replaced....
4/22/2008 3:10pm, #90Originally Posted by DaChinkOfSteel