Bully Beatdown, the beginning – Episode 1
Do you hate bullying and bullies? Do you appreciate seeing bullies have their attitude adjusted? MTV does, and created Bully Beatdown, a reality television series hosted by MMA fighter Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller, in which bullies got paid back.
In the debut episode, victim Allen explains that his younger, bigger brother Ryan is the family favorite, and thus got away with a lifetime of bullying, including driving his head through a wall. Another victim, Nick corroborated, noting that he has a scar in his face from being pushed down some bleachers by Ryan.
So Mayhem makes Ryan an offer – two rounds of just three minutes each, with a pro MMA fighter, under special rules, with $10,000 on the line.
The first round is submission only, with $5,000 on the line. Alan jeeps the full amount if he can avoid being tapped. But for every tap, the victims gets $1,000. In the second, kickboxing round, if Alan can avoid getting knocked out, quitting, or the ref stopping the contest, then he keeps the $5,000. Otherwise, it all goes to the victims.
Ryan accepted, and this is what happened:
After the fight Alan and Ryan hug and Ryan apologizes which Alan seems to accept.
Episode 1 – Ryan: The Family Favorite
First aired: Sunday, 22 March 2009
Weight: 200 lbs.
Fighter: Tony ‘The Gun’ Bonello
Weight: 200 lbs.
Victima: Alan and Nick
Money earned by Bully: $2,000
Money earned by victim(s): $8,000
Bonello has trained and fought in many different countries around the world. He lived in Asia for over 10 years studying traditional martial arts in Japan and then studied Muay Thai in Thailand. He lived in Brazil and studied with Carlson Gracie, Ralph Gracie, and the Brazilian Top Team. He eventually met Paulo Guimaraes, a second generation black belt under Rickson Gracie and helped Paulo move to Australia permanently to teach Bonello Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. After 10 years of Tony training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in different countries around the world, he received his black belt in 2002 from Paulo Guimaraes.
Bonello received his first and second degrees and title of Professor of Brazilian jiu-jitsu from Ralph Gracie. Bonello also owned and operated the Ralph Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Texas for 3 years and then sold it to one of his students in December 2011.
Some of the people and places he has trained are:
•Sitpholek Gym in Thailand
•K-1 Gym in Japan
•Carlson Gracie gym in Brazil
•Vos Gym in Amsterdam
•Master Toddy’s in Las Vegas
•Chuck Fai and Jeff Fenech in Australia
•Tommy Morrison in Las Vegas
•Roberto Duran in Panama
•Roots jiu-jitsu in Australia
•Ralph Gracie in the USA.
In January 2012 he departed Texas and went back to Thailand to study and compete in Muay Thai.