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Lion Fight issues statement on Tiffany van Soest's claims of not being compensated

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Lion Fight dual titleholder, Tiffany van Soest (15-2-1), took to social media on Thursday evening (March 17, 2016) to reveal she had yet to receive payment from the Muay Thai promotion for her women's super bantamweight title bout victory over Ashley Nichols at Lion Fight 27, which took place back on January 29.

Van Soest, 26, who is also the Lion Fight women's featherweight champion, said she was going to be forced to sell one of her championship belts in order to "help relieve the debt accumulated in preparation for that bout."

Lion Fight issued a statement on Friday afternoon from president Scott Kent in response to van Soest's claims of not being compensated.

"Like all fighters on the card, Tiffany Van Soest was paid for her participation at Lion Fight 27 on January 29th in Temecula, California. There was an issue when the check was deposited and this morning, payment was wired to her account to resolve the matter. Lion Fight wishes Tiffany and her team well in her future endeavors."

The Lion Fight 27 victory was the last fight on van Soest's contract with the promotion. The California native finished 11-1 with the organization and has won three straight fights. reached out to "Timebomb" and her management EPOK Agency, but they have not yet commented on the matter.

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