“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.”

With just under a month to train, Jason Brilz took on a fight with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 114 after Forrest Griffin was forced to pull out due to a shoulder injury. Brilz currently has an 18-2-1 record, with wins over Jason MacDonald, Alex Schoenauer and Tim Boetsch, among other notables. Catch the fight on May 29th in Las Vegas.