Naruto tries to attack Neji for being so ruthless to his own cousin. He is stopped by Rock Lee, who declares that this is not a good time for a clash between a “genius” and a “loser. Hinata is carried away to heal her wounds. Naruto takes some of her spilled blood and swears on it in front of everyone that he will defeat Neji. The draw for the next fight begins. Gaara and Lee become the contestants for the next match and both enter the arena, excited for the opportunity to fight each other.