Rising UFC star Jack Shore's dream is meeting Georges St. Pierre - the fighter he is often compared to

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Rising UFC star Jack Shore's dream is meeting Georges St. Pierre - the fighter he is often compared to
Jack Shore punches Liudvik Sholinian during his latest win. Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
  • Rising MMA star Jack Shore would relish a meeting with former two-weight champ Georges St. Pierre.
  • The Canadian wrestler was Shore's hero growing up, and he is often compared to him in the Octagon.
  • At 26, Shore is one of the UFC's brightest young talents.

Rising UFC star Jack Shore's dream is to meet Georges St. Pierre, one of the consensus mixed martial arts GOATs, and a fighter the 26-year-old is oft-compared to.

Shore is leading the charge of up-and-coming British fighters making a considerable splash on the world combat sports scene.

He last fought on September 4, defeating his opponent Liudvik Sholinian by decision to join fellow UK combatants Paddy Pimblett, Molly McCann, and Tom Aspinall in the UFC win column in Las Vegas that night.

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"It was a good performance," Shore modestly told Insider, during a media conference upon his return to the UK last week.

He said he went into the match injured and "essentially fought him with one arm," so was elated with the result which advanced his unbeaten pro MMA record to 15 wins (four knockouts, eight submissions, and three decisions).

During the broadcast of the bout, the UFC commentator and former champion Michael Bisping, a fellow Brit, likened Shore's style and skillset to St. Pierre.

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It was not the first time he had done so.

GSP is Shore's hero

Rising UFC star Jack Shore's dream is meeting Georges St. Pierre - the fighter he is often compared to
Georges St. Pierre. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

At a post-match press conference on the UFC's Fight Island last year, Insider saw Shore beam with pride when he heard that Bisping had compared him to the Canadian, and added that St. Pierre was his "hero" growing up.

Elaborating further to Insider on last week's media call, Shore said it "would be a dream come true" to talk, meet, and even train with the former two-weight UFC champion.

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"Not even to train with him, just to meet with him, pick his brains, have a chat with him," Shore told us.

"The guy has been there at the highest level in multiple weight classes. He seems to be one of the few fighters who has gone out on top, with a good business mind on him.

"So, obviously, I'd love to train with him," he said. "But just to meet, chat, would be awesome as well. Fingers crossed we do it in the future having grown up being a big fan, watching him as a kid, it would be an honor to meet him."

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After recovering from injuries, Shore wants 3 fights in 2022

Rising UFC star Jack Shore's dream is meeting Georges St. Pierre - the fighter he is often compared to
Jack Shore. Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages

As for what's next for him, Shore said he has a broken thumb, has his hand in a cast, and, at the time of the interview, was awaiting a scan for his injured shoulder.

He does not think he'll be able to compete again in 2021, but wants to fight three times in 2022 as he hunts for a ranking in the top-10 of the 135-pound bantamweight division.

Shore is specifically targeting Cody Stamann, who is ranked 14th, and Raphael Assuncao, ranked 12th, as he believes wins over fighters like that could see himself get a grip on the ladder.

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"It'll be great to have three fights next year and make the push into the top-10," he said.

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