UnderGround Forums Tony Bonello's BJJ BB??

12/4/12 8:01 PM
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Just looking at his profile on wiki, says he has a 3rd degree BB in BJJ. Can anyone shed more light on this?
12/4/12 9:33 PM
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TTT for any info
12/4/12 9:59 PM
9/9/02
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Very random question about a very obscure fighter. Why do you care ?
12/4/12 10:06 PM
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Lol even funnier from his Wiki page.

"He then signed with ProElite and June 14, 2008, he fought former EliteXC Middleweight Champion Murilo Rua at EliteXC: Return of the King. He was defeated via KO in round one, giving him his first loss of his career. Many argue the stoppage came too early."

Watch the fight yourself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4EDiWxJxs4
12/4/12 10:36 PM
6/19/07
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I think Mario Sperry gave him his brown and Paulo guimaraes gave him his black. I think he trains at Ralph Gracies gym now. He is actually really good and a nice guy.
12/5/12 1:18 AM
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Auswilliam - Very random question about a very obscure fighter. Why do you care ?

Because he is a fighter who comes from Australia, same country I am from. So I am slightly curious.

a 3rd degree black belt in BJJ is nothing to be ashamed of by any stretch of the imagination, it's just that with his loss to Ninja it seemed like he had no belt at all.
12/5/12 1:24 AM
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Apparently rich parents, 90% of his fights back home were fixed, wouldn't doubt the BB was bought too. Phone Post
12/5/12 2:40 AM
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He trained for a while at my gym back in the late 90's. absolute BJJ - Walter Mattos and Mario Sperry! Phone Post
12/5/12 3:22 AM
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He payed him back though...
Albeit illegally...
12/5/12 3:24 AM
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For Kanabull
12/5/12 3:31 AM
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12/5/12 3:34 AM
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12/5/12 4:16 AM
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absoluteidiot -  He trained for a while at my gym back in the late 90's. absolute BJJ - Walter Mattos and Mario Sperry! Phone Post

Ever roll with Tony?
12/5/12 6:52 AM
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LOL at early stoppage !! He won't mouth off at Murilo ninja ever again .
12/5/12 7:07 AM
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The Ninja fight was a real classic !
12/5/12 7:57 AM
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Megatherium - The Ninja fight was a real classic !

When keeping it real goes really really wrong. That fight was epic.

 

12/5/12 10:19 AM
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FIXED FIGHTS? Phone Post
12/5/12 1:40 PM
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People always talk about the Ninja fight when Bonnello's name gets brought up.

I think he was just trying to get himself hyped as much as anything. I have heard all good things about Tony as a person from people who have trained with him or had any experience with him. Say he is a super respectful and nice dude.

Can't hate someone for getting themselves in that mind set.
12/5/12 1:40 PM
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Never seen him fight, but he's got a good record , beat Hoffman and he was a BAD man. Hoffman even KO'd Overeem back in the day. Phone Post
12/5/12 1:56 PM
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Ninja via RapeChoke
12/5/12 2:03 PM
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JBASS -
absoluteidiot -  He trained for a while at my gym back in the late 90's. absolute BJJ - Walter Mattos and Mario Sperry! Phone Post

Ever roll with Tony?
No I don't think so. I was a little white and was a big dawg.

He was seen as a badass!

I did roll with Adam Boom Boom 'Shogun' Kayoom though :) Phone Post
12/5/12 2:24 PM
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always happy to see guys like him get beat down...
12/5/12 2:38 PM
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His updated Wiki page on Rua fight.

"He then signed with ProElite and June 14, 2008, he fought former EliteXC Middleweight Champion Murilo Rua at EliteXC: Return of the King. He was defeated via TKO in round one, giving him his first loss of his career. Many argue the stoppage came too early, claiming that Bonello actually fights better when he is unconscious."
12/5/12 2:48 PM
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Kobayashi - Never seen him fight, but he's got a good record , beat Hoffman and he was a BAD man. Hoffman even KO'd Overeem back in the day. Phone Post
I've never seen the fight, but that's commonly thought of as one of his 'shady' fights.

Something about Hoffman KOing him, but they restarted the fight?

Max Phone Post
12/5/12 5:16 PM
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BEZERKER - I saw the first Bonello vs Hoffman fight. I also had 5 mates (4 of which aren't MMA fans) come with me. The hopes being that they'd be hooked and we could go to a few more events. Suffice to say the obvious scam that played out put a sour taste in their mouth after seeing a couple of really good fights that night. Tony was definitely smacked out twice IMO. The 3rd restart saw a decent armbar from Bonello that Hoffman (the guy who has fought with a broken arm and bit off a piece of his tongue) tapped out to IMMEDIATELY without trying to power out with what looked like a pretty big size advantage. He just rolled over and tapped.