Just in, Starnes cut from the UFC. Are you happy now?
Now, Kalib can find out what low pay is really about.
Originally Posted by BSDaemon
This might have been his plan all along.
To be off the UFC? In THAT fashion?????
Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.
My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.
New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.
t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.
The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris
This is a post made by Kalib Starnes on Another Forum in a thread discussing fighter pay a couple of months ago:
I doubt it will win him many more friends but at least there was some kind of reasoning behind it, it seems.
"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!!!"
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.
Sounds like a whole lot of cry ass'in to me!
Originally Posted by bornsceptic
**** 'em! he's a disgrace!
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....
What would've worked better is if he'd run away for 13 minutes, then went nuts and knocked Quarry the **** out in the last 2 minutes. That'd be proving a point, though I'm not sure what point exactly. But it shows you have some skill that you deserve to be paid for, rather than proving you're in the wrong sport.
Originally Posted by DaChinkOfSteel
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO