Brilz: 'I guess I'm not going to finish this beer'

by Ben Fowlkes | source:

When Joe Silva contacted Jason Brilz about filling in at UFC 114 on four weeks' notice, Brilz assumed they were talking about a fight on the preliminary card. "I was planning on running a triathlon this summer with my dad, so I'm in shape. I've been working on some stuff in the gym. I thought, hey this gives me four weeks to concentrate on it. My girls are still in school right now, so yeah, I can do that."

A couple of days passed and ... "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."

Only then did Silva tell him he'd be facing top 10 light heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. "I thought, okay," said Brilz. "I already said yes to the fight. I'm not going to back down now."

"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."

"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."

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DaSquidge site profile image  

5/6/10 3:41 PM by DaSquidge

props to Brilz for stepping up, that's gonna be a tough fight for him. I wonder was anyone else offered the fight and turned it down?

mige site profile image  

5/6/10 3:29 PM by mige

big ups!

DJStudd site profile image  

5/6/10 10:20 AM by DJStudd

never heard of this guy and had no idea he fought in the UFC , that said ..props to him , hope he puts up a good fight.

Kneeblock site profile image  

5/6/10 9:51 AM by Kneeblock


Pfannenstiel site profile image  

5/6/10 8:30 AM by Pfannenstiel

TTT for Brilz!!

kawz1 site profile image  

5/6/10 3:32 AM by kawz1

I have no idea who Brilz is, but gotta respect anyone that's willing to step up and face a fighter like Rogerio on short notice.

Mma_Gawd site profile image  

5/6/10 3:15 AM by Mma_Gawd

 good luck bro, you'll really need it. 

jsip site profile image  

5/6/10 3:13 AM by jsip

Many people are justifiably hating on this match-up but that doesn't mean you can hate on the guy himself. Props to Brilz

Miss inf0 site profile image  

5/6/10 1:09 AM by Miss inf0

I bet he finished the beer right after they told him it was Rogerio...

MolsonMuscles site profile image  

5/6/10 1:03 AM by MolsonMuscles

Fuck the fight -  what happened to the beer?