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UPDATE: Jason Brilz to Replace Forrest Griffin at UFC 114

(Jason desperately tries to defend the unpredictable mucous attacks of Eliot Marshall. / Photo courtesy of Sherdog.)

Sorry guys, it won’t be Jon Jones. Not long after word came out that Forrest Griffin had to withdraw from his UFC 114 fight against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira due to injury, wrestling specialist Jason Brilz has reportedly stepped up in Griffin’s place; bout agreements are expected to be finalized shortly. 

Brilz (18-2-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been quietly heating up as a light-heavyweight prospect, most recently scoring a unanimous decision win over Eric Schafer at UFC on Versus: Vera vs. Jones. His only loss in his last 15 fights was a decision against Eliot Marshall last September, and he also holds career wins over Tim Boetsch, Brad Morris, Jason MacDonald, and Alex Schoenauer. Of course, holding his own against a world-class 205′er like Lil’ Nog on less than a month’s notice will be a tall order, but at the very least, Brilz is tough enough to avoid being steamrolled. As long as Nogueira stays on the card, we can’t really complain…

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Dickface- May 4, 2010 at 5:37 pm
Marshall's got a badonkadonk
KingAtRock- May 4, 2010 at 3:51 pm

vengful1- May 4, 2010 at 2:21 pm
Who's that now?
jimbonics- May 4, 2010 at 2:12 pm
Bones needs more than a few weeks to prep for a guy like Afterbirth. This Brilz guy? Nah son, he'll fight tomorrow.
Smeed52- May 4, 2010 at 1:51 pm
I dont think Brilz has much going for him besides a wrestling background. Lil Nog is probably gonna knock him out
Cock_Chestnar- May 4, 2010 at 1:19 pm
As long as Brilz doesn't walk out to Chumbawamba i'd say he is a decent replacement for Griffin. Plus, at least Brilz won't cry and run for the tissues in the locker room when he loses.
justscrappin- May 4, 2010 at 1:07 pm
Honestly how Jones has looked. I really think he would have a chance against anyone in the division.
Ratel- May 4, 2010 at 12:44 pm
You know what? This is the fighting game. If Jones thinks he's got what it takes (and I'll bet he says he does!) to beat Nog, I say let him have the chance.

Why the hell not? He needs seasoning like my ass does. If you were in the UFC, and you had the chance to fight a guy where a victory for you would put you right there in line for a title shot, would you say, "Y'know, um - I just don't feel right about this. I think I should fight a few more lower-tier guys, get some seasoning."

I says, fuck that. Jones is so hungry right now he'd take on a freight train. So let him fight whomever, but don't limit him. As for Lil' Nog, it's not doing his rep any favours to be fighting this nobody.
Charming Charlie- May 4, 2010 at 12:39 pm
In fighter sponsorship, viewability is everything. That's why Eliot Marshall's ass implants mean your rear trunks advertisment is viewable from 50 degrees more than the ordinary fighter's ass.
BurnTHalO- May 4, 2010 at 12:38 pm
From opening undercard to co-main eventer with a single decision win. Watch out Brock, James McSweeney is on the verge.
BossNasty- May 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm
Yeah but Bones deserves a shot at Lil Nog before Jason "never even heard of your ass" Brilz
Dr Garbo- May 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm
It seems like Little Nog just can't get a break... IDK if Bones would be up to fight a guy like Nog yet anyways...Let him evolve a little first
ReX13- May 4, 2010 at 12:10 pm
Ratel>> +1 !

MRuss>> Please strongly consider this, this has EPIC LULZ potential.

(unless you're working up a flame piece on Gal's Guide to MMA. in which case, carry on.)
Ratel- May 4, 2010 at 12:07 pm
Jason's face, no his entire pose in that pic looks like it was lifted from a comic book. Drop in one of those KaPOW!!s in the illustrated explosion-thingy they use, and it'll be complete.

Also, if they threw in some dialogue to say something along the lines of, "Not this time, Do-Gooder! Now I'll finish extracting the souls of these helpless orphans...", we'd have something.
side.check.kick- May 4, 2010 at 12:00 pm
There are so many good captions you could put under that pic! Hand it over to the CP community and I promise you will receive some gems.

Your caption made me LOL, by the way.
nickslk- May 4, 2010 at 12:00 pm
Well, at least they got a big name.
ReX13- May 4, 2010 at 12:00 pm
what scrappin said.
justscrappin- May 4, 2010 at 11:57 am
We want Thiago Silva!........Alright I'll watch Lil Nog make this guy 18-3.

side.check.kick- May 4, 2010 at 11:54 am