West locker room. The fighters arrive. Dramatic music. Joey says that if they hadn't won, he's sure Ahmed would have pulled some shit to wriggle out of the fight. Uh, you mean like Ishe did just last week? They hypothesize that the East must be pissed off right now, and Jesse then asks Ishe if he's still up for this. Ishe says that they know what he's going to do, and that's why he's been quiet, because he's in "fighting mode." "West Siiiide!"
Jesse camera-talks that there are people who have talked the game and also then backed it up. "We'll find out if Ishe Smith's one of them."
Gym. Sly and Sugar Ray. The West fighters file in. Sly asks them what's going on. Joey says that their goal was to win the challenge and let Ishe Smith fight. Sly asks Ishe if he's indeed fighting next. Ishe nods. The Demonstration music from my old Casio keyboard plays as the East fighters arrive. Ishe's turn to choose he tells Brent to come to the line. What?! The West fighters look around, stunned. Miguel camera-talks that Ishe never actually said he was fighting Ahmed, but rather just said that he knows what he has to do and who he has to pick. Ishe then approaches Brent and they start making out furiously. No. But it looks like it. Ishe grabs him by the head and starts whispering into his ear. But then Ishe, sitting in a pleasant field somewhere, tells us that he knew this was going to be a risky fight for him so he turned to his "Christian brother" to gain strength. We now get some holy subtitles. "I have faith that you'll pray for me, brother," whispers Ishe. Brent is confused as fuck. The whole time Sly is in the background, totally ignored, trying to get a hold on things. "You guys going to let us in on your little secret?" he says, displaying a complete lack of understanding of how reality shows work and why it's actually good to let the sketchy shit happen in front of the cameras. Stupid cockslap. Ishe sends Brent back as Sly asks Ishe if he's "representing," having gone to CoolSlangTheKidsLove.com the other day. Ishe then calls Ahmed to the line and Ahmed says that he's ready and they immediately stand touching foreheads, each acting like he can barely control himself. Sly gets all nervous, saying, "Guys, don't let go. Don't fire here. First guy that fires is disqualified." What a pussy. Miguel comes to separate them and Sly is so mad no one gives a shit what he says. He tells them to get arms' length and Ahmed calls Ishe a "coward." Uh, because he called you out? Ahmed then hits on Ishe, saying, "You look good, baby." Then he smiles and says, "I hope you look that good tomorrow, too." Ahmed makes a retarded sudden movement towards Ishe, saying, "Daaaamn." Ishe doesn't flinch a muscle. Jackie is in the background smiling with her broken face. Sly then asks Ishe, "You ever wanted anyone so bad as him?" Ha. Ishe says, calmly, that talk is over now. Sugar Ray camera-talks that it's great that these two have challenged each other so early on and that it tells him they're clearly not looking for an easy way out. The fighters all applaud, and Joey camera-talks that he thinks this fight is going to be a "war" and that they both backed themselves into a corner and "had" to fight. Ahmed punches the air. Anthony laughs at him.