It was announced early last year that the UFC had signed one of the UK’s brightest prospects in that of the Welshman, Jack ‘Tank’ Shore.
At the time, Shore stood as the Cage Warriors undefeated bantamweight champion with a professional record of 11-0.
Shore made his UFC debut in September 2019 at UFC Copenhagen, where he took on American Kickboxing Academy’s Nohelin Hernandez.
In what was a testing debut for the young star, Shore went on to win the bout via Rear Naked Choke in the third round, improving his record to 12-0.
Shore was due to fight on the 21st of March at UFC London. However, the event was cancelled due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic.
His opponent at the time was Brazil’s Geraldo de Freitas (12-5), a match-up that Shore felt suited his style well and one that he would like to honour in the future.
However, the card’s cancellation has led to other names being chucked into the mix of potential opponents for Shore to face, most notably Nathaniel ‘The Prospect’ Wood and ‘Sugar’ Sean O’Malley.
Both are incredibly exciting match ups which, if he was to be victorious, would boost Shore’s reputation to potentially earn himself that top 15 spot in 2021.
The rumours of a match-up with Wood has been hinted from the moment Shore put pen to paper. However, the O’Malley bout is one that is only just emerging.
Shore does not believe the UFC would want to match-up himself and O’Malley, due to their undefeated records and stock value.
However, he is interested in a bout with Wood, as both fighters held the Cage Warriors bantamweight championship.
Shore believes Wood will be somewhere down the line for him, but he is most interested in making the Freitas match-up happen.
If this is not possible due to lockdown restrictions, he has targeted veteran Brian Kelleher as another suitable opponent.
Check out what Shore had to say in the video above.