Jack Shore Details Move To Featherweight, ‘Not A Blown-Up Bantamweight’

LONDON, United Kingdom — Moving up a division doesn’t mean his first bout at featherweight will be easy, but UFC’s Jack Shor faces Makwan Amirkani at UFC 286 on Saturday. Amirkhani) will weigh 145 pounds.

“Losing weight maybe three or four times has been really tough lately. It’s no secret that I always look like I’m dead when I get on the scale. My old man and my other trainers have probably been on me for about 12- 18 months to consider the move,” Shore told reporters, including Cageside Press, on Wednesday.

“It’s easy to forget about the tough weight loss when you’re winning all the time, and the fact that I thought I lost I felt like I didn’t…I don’t want to blame the loss on the weight loss. It’s not fair to my opponents , but I don’t feel like I’m bringing what I do in the gym to the cage.”

Shore (16-1) is starting to work out his body all over to figure out the best way to handle the weight loss. After seeing the results, he finally chose to be promoted.

“They looked at me like I was like, ‘You’ve been losing weight, something’s going to go wrong.'” I feel like I’ve said that 100 times, but if something happens in the cage, I know I Sign up for anything, but if something intense happened in the bathroom or sauna beforehand, then I wouldn’t sign up,” he said.

Possibly hurting himself more during the weight loss process than in the cage prompted Shore to try and lose 145 pounds.

“I just wanted us to give it a try. I didn’t want to jump in like I just put on weight instead of losing any weight. I wanted to do well, have a good time in the four months before Christmas, put on more Some lean body mass and some muscle,” Shore said.

Shore said he wanted to enter the cage as a legitimate featherweight, not an exaggerated bantamweight.

Shore, meanwhile, is excited to be fighting closer to home this time around. He last fought in New York in 2022 before finding time to move up to featherweight.

“Great to be a local again and not have to go to NYC or Vegas. Nice little three hour drive. I feel like if I had to choose between this and the last one, I’d go with this one anyway. Great pay-per-view cardMore , the Main Event, a lot of co-main events, so I think a lot of eyes will be on this one. It’s nice to be back in London,” he said.

The no longer undefeated Shore enters UFC 286 with a lighter frame of mind, no longer needing to worry about his record or the pressure that comes with it.

“It was great to be unbeaten, but the pressure did increase a bit. It felt like I had a monkey on my back. I can go out now and just focus on this fight. I know what it’s like to lose, I’ve been there, I Felt it. Heartbreak or something,” Shore said.

“Life goes on and it’s nice to be able to focus on this fight now and get out there and chase it.”

Watch the entire media day panel with Jack Shore above. He will face Makwan Amirkhani at UFC 286 at the O2 Arena on Saturday.

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