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Where Is The “$7 Million” Bull Riding Star J.B. Mauney After Retirement?

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One of the most legendary names in the rodeo sport of bull riding, J.B. Mauney had an unplanned conclusion to his career last year, when he retired from the sport just a week after breaking his neck.

A two time PBR World Champion (in 2013 and 2015) as well as PBR World Finals Event Challenger Tour Champion, J.B. Mauney had turned pro in 2005 and after 18 years as a bull rider, met an abrupt end to his career.

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On 6th September, Mauney suffered a neck fracture during the PRCA Xtreme Bulls Division 2 event at the Lewiston Round-Up in Lewiston, Idaho. After being bucked off by the bull ‘Arctic Assassin’, Mauney landed on his head, which instantly broke his neck.

The 37-year-old underwent surgery two days later at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. Four days after the operation, Mauney announced that he was calling it quits.

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“Surgery went great, and I would like to thank everyone … for taking care of me,” Mauney wrote on Instagram at that time. “Unfortunately with the surgery, it ended my bull riding career. Just wanted to let everyone know that I’m OK and now on the road to recovery!”

”(This) is not the way I wanted to go out but everything happens for a reason,” he added.

 

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From  bull riders to the “Mauney Zone”, J.B. Mauney continues to entertain his fans

Seeing such a sudden end to Mauney’s career came as a huge shocker to the rodeo fans. The Charlotte native, famed for his “7 Million Dollar” ride– back in the 4th round of the 2016 PBR World Finals, which made him the first cowboy ever to reach 7 million dollars in his career, Mauney had been a poster boy for bull riding.

One more question that had been bugging the fans is where Mauney has been following his neck injury and retirement. As it turns out, the now-retired cowboy continues to be associated with the sport.

From doing interviews to meeting with the fans, the “G.O.A.T of rodeo” is quite active on social media as well, where he shares the current happenings in his life.

Mauney was recently seen in the same frame along with Ky Hamilton, and Stetson Wright in a post on Instagram shared by Teton Ridge last week, along with the caption: “You become the company you keep.”

 

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Mauney also recently shared that he has been “working on a project the last year”, and has named the project as the “Mauney Zone”, which is available exclusively on Instagram Subscriptions.

 

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Saikat Banerjee
Saikat Banerjee
A wordsmith who indulges in the world of combat sports, Saikat is an MMA, boxing, and arm wrestling content writer at The MMA India Show and The Sports Room. Apart from combat sports, he also engages in Indian sports content at The Sports India Show. Currently pursuing an MBA from Jadavpur University, Saikat's other interests lie in motorcycling, working out, and travelling.
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