Stocky middleweight and light heavyweight who fought in the UFC from 2011 to 2013; also competed in Bellator.
He was an NCAA Division 1 wrestler at Arizona State University.
He lost to Yoel Romero via flying knee in a middleweight scrap, which earned Romero Knockout of the Night honors and led to Starks' release from the UFC.
He grew up in Pomona, California.
He was a wrestling teammate of Cain Velasquez at Arizona State.