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Brett Johns expects Cage Warriors prospect Jack Shore to join him in the UFC

Jack Shore
Dolly Clew, Cage Warriors

Brett Johns is making waves for the Welsh in the UFC, but outside of the Octagon, his countryman Jack Shore is gathering all kinds of momentum with Cage Warriors.

The 7-0 prospect makes his bantamweight debut at Cage Warriors 92: Super Saturday this weekend, and if he manages to take a win he will set up a date with Cage Warriors bantamweight champion Nathaniel Wood.

According to Johns, Shore is one of the best up and comers he has seen in Europe.

“I see Jack making it all the way, I really do,” said Johns.

“I think he’s one of the best up-and-comers from this side of the world. We’ve got a few Welsh guys that are making big moves outside of the UFC like Josh Reed, Lew Long and of course, Jack.”

As a bantamweight competitor, Johns knows what it takes to be successful at the weight class. Based on the skillset he has brought to the table so far, Johns believes we could see Shore pushing for a UFC title in the future if he can maintain his current form.

“I think he’s a really exceptional fighter and I’m looking forward to seeing how he gets on at bantamweight,” he said.

“You’ve got to realistic about it, he’s going to go to the UFC some day and if things keep going well he’ll be chasing down that title. That’s what I’m doing now and who knows, maybe that’s a fight that will have to happen at some stage, but I certainly wish him all the best.

Johns doesn’t expect the 23-year-old to run into any significant trouble against UFC veteran Vaughan Lee.

“He’s got Vaughan Lee next and I honestly think he’ll beat Vaughan Lee. He has a great mind for the game. He reminds me of myself a bit in that respect. I think his mindset is perfect for the fight game.”