Jack Shore’s stellar work on the European circuit in recent years has been rewarded with a well-deserved contract with the UFC.
If you’re a fan of Cage Warriors, you’re no doubt a fan of one of the most electric up-and-coming prospects to have emerged from the promotion in recent memory.
At 11-0, Shore has been improving in front of our very eyes ever since we watched him make his promotional debut back in 2016, as he eventually moved towards contesting, capturing, and later defending the promotion’s bantamweight title.
We had the opportunity to speak to Tank just prior to his most recent victory over Scott Malone at CW104 and at the time, he was immensely confident in his ability to make it to the big leagues.
Funnily enough, he was offered a contract by Dana White and co. a few years back, but took the advice of those around him as they urged him to gain more experience locally before making the step up.
Speaking to us at Pundit Arena just prior to his last outing in late April, he explained how it was the right call, all things considered.
“I have no regrets, I was very young at the time. I was 20 years of age or 21 years of age, had only three or so pro-fights to my name. To go there at the time would have been too much too soon for me.
“Now, I feel like I’ve gained valuable experience and I’ve gotten fights against very high-level opponents where I continue to perform and prove the level that I’m at.”
That piece can be read in full here.
Shore will join notable figures such as Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping, Gegard Mousasi, and Joanna Jedrzejczyk within the ranks of those who had represented Cage Warriors before entering the UFC.
As of right now, nothing is yet known about his first opponent or the date of his debut.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena