Brimage is a good fighter, but has that style that doesn't get wins the pretty way and I think that he isn't so much being used as a stepping stone, as it is that after beating Hettes and winning a close fight against Blanco(who, I don't think anybody had fasttracked to Aldo lol), he's probably not going to be putting on gangbuster performances as he goes up the ranks. Also, Brimage is heavily favourited on the betting lines, but I may be incorrect.....
Putting him in there with a bluechipper like McGregor is a bit interesting, since he's debuting with the UFC and is a pretty unknown prospect following the Hettes win, but McGregor is no joke and if they stand and trade, I think the explosive McGregor could put Marcus out.
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Cain JDS Werdum Cormier Barnett Bigfoot Browne Miocic Napao
LHW Jones Goose Evans Texeira Davis Hendo Shogun Manuwa
MW Weidman ASilva Belfort Jacare Machida Rockhold Munoz Kennedy Bisping
WW GSP Hendricks Condit Lawler Maia Kampmann Rory Ellenberger Askren Lombard
LW Pettis Bendo Alvarez Chandler Grant Gil Thomson Diaz J.Miller dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Lamas Frankie Cub Lentz Kawajiri Zombie Elkins
BW Barao Cruz Faber Bibiano McDonald Moraes Assuncao Wineland Dillashaw