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UFC Quick Quote: Jason Brilz ready to test himself against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira


"I got home, put the kids in the bath and thought, you know, I'm going to have that beer now. I cracked the beer, had about two sips, then a Virginia number pops up on my phone. It's Joe Silva. I was like, well, I guess I'm not going to be able to finish this beer. At this point in my career, I don't really care who I fight. I just want to be tested. And Little Nog, you know, he'll definitely test me. What the heck. I'm thinking, co-main event in Vegas? Sign me up. Just like in my other fights, I'm going to come right at him. I'm going to worry about his game, but I'm not going to deviate from my game to accommodate him. I'm going to throw my game plan out there. If it works, great. If it doesn't, well, I haven't thought that far."

Late replacement Jason Brilz talks to MMA Fighting about filling in for the injured Forrest Griffin at the upcoming UFC 114 event on May 29 in Las Vegas. The Nebraska-based fighter has compiled an impressive 18-2-1 record and has notable wins over veterans such as Jason MacDonald, Alex Schoenauer and Tim Boetsch, among others. Is it enough to prepare him for the hands (and jits) of "Lil' Nog?" Anyone thinking upset? Predictions, please.

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