Cara announces that they have a surprise for Rulon. It's Mr. Bas Rutten himself. Rulon tells us that Bas is one of the most respected, well-known, diverse individuals in the fighting world. And I just called him a gay Nazi like 100 times. Some footage shows us that these MMA fighting guys wear shiny Speedos during their bouts. Don't you feel sometimes like all tough guy male sports are simply opportunities to release homoerotic energy? I mean, duh. To wit, we get a picture of Rulon during a Pride Fight in 2004 that looks exactly like he's engaging in some buttfuckery with a guy whose legs are totally behind his head. They're on the ground in a modified missionary position, people! And other straight guys just love watching this shit. Just go make out with a dude and/or watch some gay porn! You don't have to beat the shit out of anybody to find erotic happiness. Unless that's what you're into.
Anyway, Rulon got to beat the crap out of his MMA lover, and says it was truly an amazing experience. That's the last time he was truly physically engaged to be a fighter, and after that he stopped working out and caring about himself. Rulon says it's good to see Bas again, but also sad because he's so out of shape. Bas is proud of Rulon, and says it's insane that he lost the weight of a child in only seven weeks. Rulon is a winner, and heading straight to the goal. After his tete-a-tete with Bas, Rulon says he feels good about himself.
We then catch up with Jillian, Bob and the Black Team. Bob also doesn't want to lose two contestants from their team, and so redoubles his efforts to deliver severe beatings. Jillian caffeinates so she'll be better able to relish it when people throw up from fatigue. Bob takes Arthur for some one on one time, and notes that since he lost 20 pounds last week, Arthur is a huge risk for falling below the Dreadline. However, the breakthrough that he's had can carry him through this challenge. Arthur reminds us that all of his excess poundage makes everything -- even a simple jumping jack -- harder. It would be like trying to do a jumping jack with a 200-pound fanny pack dangling from your front. Arthur definitely seems a lot more focused than he has been, and much less douchey. Jesse says that we put limitations on ourselves by talking about the things we can't do. If we think we can do something, he says, chances are we can do it. Everyone is really motivated, and Bob hopes that they prevail against their ostensibly impossible task. Jillian has the whole lot of folks do sprints on the treadmill, in many cases going faster than they ever have. Courtney runs at a 12.0, which is very difficult for someone of her size. But everyone does it, and then they all feel great about themselves. Jillian says this has been a life-changing moment, because now all the team members have a glimpse at their potential. They got out of their own way and accepted that they can do it. Jillian interviews that they've all been running sprints at 8 or 9 miles an hour, but all along could have been doing twelve. She asks us what else in our lives we've been doing half-assed. God, I hate when she judges me through the screen.