Although nobody would fault him for disputing a decision many fans consider to be one of the worst decisions of 2010, Jason Brilz has taken a decisively different approach following his razor thin split decision defeat at the hands of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira during UFC 114.
In a recent conversation with Shambala Sports Radio, Brilz went on to reveal that not only does he feel as if Nogueira beat him fair and square, but also that he couldn’t be any less interested in the prospect of a rematch against the highly regarded Brazilian anytime in the near future.
“I don’t like rematches,” said Brilz. “I’ll face whoever Joe Silva would like me to face, and I’m not going to duck anyone, however I’m not going to seek the rematch with Nogueira. He beat me, the judges call was the correct one.”
There are many terms that would do justice in describing Jason Brilz – gritty, dangerous, talented – but sore loser is definitely not one of them.
If there was a bit of a bad taste left in Brilz’ mouth following the split decision defeat suffered at the hands of Lil Nog, it wasn’t anything a fat “Fight of the Night” paycheck hasn’t helped to remedy.
Brilz performance last Saturday evening in Las Vegas was one of those rare instances in MMA where the defeated fighter actually came out of the bout with a definitive victory.