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Taylor Starling reacts to ‘unprofessional’ opponent leading to late scratch, BKFC fighter tragedy

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Taylor Starling was hoping to keep her momentum going that she’s built throughout the year, but unfortunately things didn’t work out for the surging BKFC fighter.

Starling was set to face Randine Eckholm this past Saturday at BKFC Fight Night: Montana but was scratched after Eckholm badly missed weight on Friday and — although given a second chance to re-weigh on Saturday morning — added another eight pounds the next day which, along with not clearing pre-fight medicals. “Killa Bee” was not thrilled, and she let her opponent, as well as anybody in her general vicinity, know about it.

In an exclusive interview with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, Starling talks about what happened this past weekend from her perspective, what she said to Eckholm after she gained eight more pounds for her second attempt on the scale, the impact losing the fight has on her financially, plans to compete at the promotion’s New York debut in November, the tragic death of Justin Thornton, and more.