Taylor Starling and Britain Hart say they will only fight each other for the BKFC strap

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Taylor Starling and Britain Hart say they will only fight each other for the BKFC strap

Britain Hart and Taylor Starling will only fight one another under one condition.

During the BKFC 19 post-fight press conference on Friday, July 23, both women made it clear they will face each other if it is for the inaugural flyweight title. BKFC President David Feldman hinted at the two competing in a potential tournament.

Hart responded to Feldman adamantly. 

“Put a title on it, I’m not fighting Taylor unless it’s for the belt,” Hart said.

The event inside the Expo Center in Tampa, Florida highlighted women flyweights with three divisional bouts. Starling kicked off the night with a 28-second TKO victory over another friend, Cassie Robb.

Starling came right out with a flurry of punches, forcing the referee to step in less than 30 seconds into the bout.

In the very next fight, Hart got off to a slow start before finishing Jenny Savage via third-round TKO. Hart improved to 3-2 under the promotional banner, while Starling remained unbeaten with BKFC at 2-0.

Starling is a company woman and is willing to fight Hart if it comes down to it. 

“Whoever you [Feldman] tell me to fight is who I’m going to fight, I don’t have any particular callout, but I see you [Feldman] looking over at Britain,” Starling said. “I’m not calling anyone out, but at the end of the day it’s all business, I love Britain no matter what, doesn’t change how I feel about her.”

Taylor Starling and Britain Hart make clear statement, but so did David Feldman

Starling later took a harder stance during the press conference, claiming money and a title would be main factors in her decision to fight Hart. Although Hart suggested possibly fighting for the belt without having a tournament, Feldman is not so sure.

He is confident in Starling vs. Hart the fight people want to see. His vision is with no immediate title implications. 

“The women’s 125-pound division is heating up here. I know you [Starling] have some friends here that you might not want to fight, but I think we might have just brewed it into something tonight,” Feldman said.

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Connor Northrup
Connor Northrup once covered municipal meetings and promised himself never again. He is now combining his passion for Mixed Martial Arts and reporting all into one.