The Ultimate Fighter: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos suffered a setback last week as far as momentum is concerned.
After about two episodes of intrigue, Episode 5 fell a little flat and left the 13th season of the UFC's flagship reality show in serious need of resuscitation. This was supposed to be another watershed moment for TUF as MMA's biggest name and most marketable star (for now), Brock Lesnar, brought his wattage to an already formidable attraction.
Even better, he was to share the stage with one of the sport's brightest up-and-coming contenders, Junior "Cigano" dos Santos.
If all had gone according to script, each episode would've pitted the two massive heavyweights against each other in a figurative battle that would've added even more heat to an already sizzling matchup at UFC 131.
Of course, you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men.
Instead of that weekly adrenaline orgy, we've gotten a steady diet of vanilla fare.
But rumors around the virtual water cooler say that Episode 6 can't be missed, that this is the week everything falls into place and then takes off.
And you know neither lies nor exaggeration is tolerated around the cooler.
So check back in at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT when the action starts in earnest.
For real this time...