Miesha Tate: I think my stock’s gone up a lot. I do want to get paid more

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor

UFC women’s bantamweight competitor Miesha Tate is nearing the end of her fight contract and says she wants to “get paid more.”

Add Miesha Tate's name to the list of fighters interested in getting a pay raise in the near future.

The former Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion was at a UFC public awareness campaign aimed at relaying the importance of HIV testing, and managed to speak with the media following the event. Tate, who only has one fight remaining on her four-fight deal, is interested in signing a new contract before returning to the octagon.

"I do want to get paid more, of course," she told MMAFighting.com. "I think my stock's gone up a lot since fighting in the UFC. I think the contract that transpired when I was still in Strikeforce, transitioning to the UFC, doesn't reflect what I feel like I'm worth. So that's a whole process that has to happen."

Tate also mentioned that she is interested in a rematch against Sarah Kaufman, although she does not want to get involved in the "childish cattiness of Twitter back-and-forth."

"She's definitely someone that I'm interested in fighting because I did lose a 29-28 back in the day when women's MMA was still only allowed to fight three, three-minute rounds. Definitely, she's someone I have on my radar. I'm just not looking to make a quick turnaround and fight next month, for instance."

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