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Tiffany Van Soest Was Mad At Herself Over Invicta FC 19 Loss

May 19, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Invicta FC

Tiffany Van Soest spoke with UFC Fight Pass (via MMAjunkie) about her fight with Christine Ferea at Invicta FC 23. Highlights are below:

On her loss to Kal Holliday at Invicta FC 19: “I was so mad at myself – I was so sad. But there wasn’t for one second a moment I doubted myself. I just hought, ‘Hey, you’re the new kid on the block now.’”

Van Soest’s kickboxing and muay Thai background is beyond reproach. She’s a former GLORY champion and a former Lion Fight champ. But MMA is essentially brand new to her. The Californian said she gave MMA an early try, years ago, but then wound up making muay Thai her combat sports home until only a year ago deciding it was time to make the change.

On making the jump from kickboxing to MMA: “I’d been asked the question for years: ‘When are you going to transition?’ I was like, ‘Why don’t you guys just enjoy my muay Thai? It’s pretty awesome.’ If I had a dollar for every time I heard it, I probably wouldn’t have to fight ever again. I felt like it was the right time to transition and test myself because I had proven that I was the best muay Thai fighter in the world multiple times, and I was ready for another challenge. When I had my couple amateur MMA fights, I was an amateur in muay Thai, as well, and I just kind of jumped on the MMA bandwagon. I kind of rushed into it.”

On her goals: “I just want to keep getting more experience in the cage. (I’m) just getting used to the different element of being in the cage, and all the different scenarios that come in an MMA fight – there are so many moving pieces to it … The more fights I have in Invicta, the better.”