Eddie Alvarez would love to have another run on an updated version of Bully Beatdown.
Bully Beatdown aired on MTV from March 2009 to January 2012. Each episode was hosted by Jason "Mayhem" Miller and matched bullies against professional fighters. The fight is split into two parts: three-minutes of grappling and three-minutes of striking. In round one, the bully begins with $5,000 but loses $1,000 each time the bully taps. In round two, the bully will earn $5,000 if they can survive three-minutes of kickboxing. Any money the bully loses goes to their victims. Alvarez appeared twice on the show, earning the bullying victims $10,000 each time.
The ONE Championship contender recently caught up with Fightful and reflected on the program.
"Bully Beatdown. What a great show, man. Talk about something that was made for the Internet. That show should be back. That show would get incredible traffic if it was made today. I would love to do it today," Alvarez shared. "I remember I was in a trailer. The producers come back and say, 'Hey, two things. You can't pick the guy up and slam him really hard,' because they had an episode where one of the fighters did that and they got into trouble because the guy popped his rib or something like that. They said, 'Please don't pick the guy up and slam him really hard. And don't kick him in the head. There are only two rules. Otherwise go whoop up on him, do whatever you want to do, we don't feel any sort of way to hold you guys back...'"
"I remember scrolling through my phone and I was scrolling through 'Top 10 Coolest Submissions.' I wanted to be good on the show. I wanted my showcase on that show to be spectacular," he reflected. "I was looking at the coolest submission I could do. I told my corner, 'Don't let me punch' because I broke my hand. I had fought Josh Neer two weeks before the show. My hand was a little broken. I just kicked for my episode. I just remember going out of the trailer, saying, 'Don't let me punch and I want to pull off these five submissions.' I was trying to get the top five."