We're over the edge now with The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller entering its sixth episode and riding the momentum of scintillating fights as well as our first outbreak of genuine reality-show nonsense.
Episode 5 saw yet another exciting bout between Michael Bisping's guy, Akira Corassani, and Jason Miller's entrant, Dustin Neace.
Corassani and Neace had a thorough and sincere taste for each other entering the Octagon, having nipped at each other over various slights while in the house and actually coming to blows during the fight announcement. That animosity lost none of its vigor when they stepped into the cage, and probably still hasn't lost much edge considering Team Miller was convinced (not unjustifiably according to the replays) that Akira tapped to a first-round heel hook before eventually winning by unanimous decision.
Regardless, the Count's squad got its first victory and that promises to add further fuel to the Bisping-Miller flame; one that's beginning to burn bigger as the 14th season progresses.
We've already had exchanges of verbal and prank fire—with the last salvo coming from the Count, who got Mayhem Miller's car towed from a handicap spot—so things could escalate quickly.
And even if the cooler heads prevail between the coaches, we've got the fiery Diego Brandao set to battle Steven Siler, which is yet another grudge match. Additionally, we've got a second scrap between bantamweights.
In other words, it should be another fast and furious TUF installment. So tune in tonight at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT and join us as Bleacher Report brings you live commentary on all the antics.