Pittsburgh native Bill Viola Jr. has released a special commemorative edition of Godfathers of MMA re-titled “Tough Guys” to honor the network debut of the film. Available on Amazon #1 New Release in boxing and mixed martial arts! He is a bestselling author, film producer, and “Sensei.” He is creator of CommonSensei® life skills book series and Sensei Says® curriculum.
In 2014, Viola Jr. published the critically acclaimed non-fiction book Godfathers of MMA inspired by the life of his father. His work was the subject of the documentary film Tough Guys (produced by an Academy Award accredited team) and made its network television debut on SHOWTIME (2017). Viola Jr. was a producer on the film and also made a cameo playing his father. The book was re-released as Tough Guys (a commemorative edition) and peaked at #1 on the Amazon charts for sports (September, 2017).