Jack Shore picked up his fourth UFC win with a torn bicep tendon.
“Tank” dominated and cruised to a flawless unanimous decision over Liudvik Sholinian on Saturday. During his post-fight interview with Michael Bisping, he revealed he fought with a significant injury at UFC Vegas 36.
“I was just happy to get through the fight. I tore my bicep tendon two weeks ago so, we’ve done nothing for two weeks, just worked around it. I felt it go in the first takedown exchange, so I’m just happy to get through it with a win, to be honest with you,” Shore told Bisping inside the octagon.
Shore spoke with the media backstage after his fight, and he elaborated some more on the injury.
“So I injured my shoulder two weeks ago in training before I flew out, and when I got out here, the [UFC] P.I. told me it was a torn bicep tendon. They did a great job, in all fairness, for the eight days I’ve been out here. When I got out here, I couldn’t even throw a punch, so they got it in a good position, but obviously, the wrestling and clinch work was nonexistent with me tonight,” Shore said. “I couldn’t leverage, I couldn’t squeeze, that’s why I didn’t finish that submission in the first round. So the doctors are going to arrange for me to get scanned back in the UK, and then obviously we will know what we’re dealing with.”
Shore said he has never pulled out a fight and wasn’t going to start with this one.
“If I can get in there, I can get in there,” Shore said.
“Tank” told Cageside Press after the fight that his arm is “f*cked.”
A torn bicep is a serious injury, and according to heathline.com, “most people have a functional range of motion and adequate strength by four to six months after surgery.” However, a full recovery could take up to a year.
Hopefully, Shore will not be out for a year as he has a lot of momentum behind him, and a top 15 opponent could be in his future.