UFC bantamweight prospect Jack Shore has revealed that he secured his win at UFC Vegas 36 with a torn bicep.
Over the course of the last few years Jack Shore has quickly emerged as one of the brightest young talents in the UK market. The Welsh sensation holds an unbeaten 15-0 record with 10 of those wins coming in Cage Warriors and four taking place in his current UFC stretch.
This past Saturday night he was able to grind out a unanimous decision win over Liudvik Sholinian but as it turns out, “Tank” actually had a few injury issues he was dealing with.
“[My] shoulder’s sore, but we knew coming in that was going to be the issue, anyway. I injured my shoulder two weeks ago in training, and when we flew out here the [UFC Performance Institute] told me it was a torn bicep tendon. When I landed out here, I couldn’t even throw a punch. So they got it in a good position. The doctors are going to arrange for a scan back in the UK, and we’ll know what we’re dealing with then in terms of recovery.”
“If I can get in there, I’ll get in there. I’ve never pulled out of a fight in my life. I didn’t want to start with this one. Looking back, it could have gone horribly wrong if it had torn completely during the fight. But thankfully I was able to keep it at bay. But I won’t be going into the fights any more if I’m not 100 percent.”
Quotes via MMA Junkie
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