The Best Bull Rider of All Time: J.B. Mauney
The Best Bull Rider of All Time JB Mauney

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He’s changing the game. He does things no one else does. There’s not a title in the world that he can’t win. The best bull rider in the world, J.B. Mauney is a throwback cowboy from Moorseville, North Carolina. VICE Sports traveled with J.B. to check out his atypical workouts, his superior technique and unrivaled work ethic that has taken him to unprecedented ground in the bull riding community. WATCH NEXT: Inside the Life-or-Death World of Competitive Bull Riding — https://youtu.be/OoABbB7KhUM Subscribe to VICE Sports here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-Sports Check out VICE Sports for more: http://www.vicesports.com Follow VICE Sports here: Facebook: https://facebook.com/VICESports Twitter: https://twitter.com/VICESports Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicesports More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo

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chris call : America needs more of this, and less Kardashians.

Gods M3dic : I never question the first person who thought it would be a good idea to get on a bull and ride it. I always questioned the 2nd person who decided to do it next lol

1banana2kiwis : I'd rather be a cowboy than just a bull rider any day.... says the worlds best known bull rider. Very cool.

Mr. Derp : Can't believe VICE would feature something this masculine.

We Play Wax : Talk about stereotypes: the accent, gum chewing with mouth open, cigarette in the corner of the mouth. This guys ticks all the boxes of a textbook american cowboy :)))

ROY HILL : The saddest part was the part wheir cowboy admits that the world is becoming a place with less cowboys

Walter Melon : More cowboys and fewer politicians.

Tom big : Can't believe Vice did this documentary, when I first saw the title I was ready for some peta save the bulls shit. Bravo Vice.

Juan Lopez : He kinda looked like a young Clint Eastwood in the thumbnail so I knew he was a badass

Kurtis Feller : That's ma strong hand!

steve c : This Ladies and Gents is a real man, respect to you J.B.

maymaylingling : I like these dudes. There is a show on Netflix that follows them: "Fearless". They're all super dedicated and brave :O

Bobby Fay : I met him once in a local diner. I had just found out who he was just before I was introduced to him. Obviously I am nobody...but he was so humble...I have nothing but respect for MEN like this!

TaraChristine : i agree with him. if you only ride bulls and can't ride a horse then stop calling yourself a cowboy. ur a bullrider. jb is a cowboy.

Jd Haas : I rode bulls back in the late 70s into the mid 80s. I was a pretty good bull rider for high school and open rodeos. Never went pro, but I can testify that there is no greater rush than tying onto a bull and nodding your head! You have no idea what’s going to happen next. I’ve recently started watching rodeos and PBR again and I will tell you that this guy JB Mauney is a man I’d love to meet. He’s a true “COWBOY” and possibly the best bull rider I’ve ever seen! My hats off to you JB. You seem to have life figured out and I can’t believe some of the bulls you’ve ridden. You’re a hell of a hand and all around good man. You’ve inspired my heart. I salute you and your life inspirations. Best of luck in life.

Democrats Only : That's 6 million well earned.

Disaster Experiments : Everyone complaining about the cigarettes like the bulls aren't gonna kill him first...

lerch400block : When I was growing up Jim Sharp and Tuff Heidamen where the best.

maymaylingling : love the little see saw (sp?) he built. We think of them as just reckless dudes, but are disciplined and intelligent in their approach.

imabadmofosofux2 : Don't no anything about bull riding but this guy seems like a badass 💪

TallSomeone : Beautifully constructed video. Great color and imagery. Very nice.

Alex Sipov : Horns cut off, bullet-proof vest, risk is highly reduced.

Savage Sooner : Less feminism, more masculinity please...

Victor Nuñez : He honestly looks like he could be a badass anime or movie character.

Kevin Williams : i think ole lane frost is still the best there ever was. died before his time god rest his soul and ole tuff went on to be 3 time world champ. man how times change. this boy here has some real talent also

Joe Cook : Bull riding is probably bloody hard. And of all sports that are a young man's game, pretty sure that's one.

Bustincue 4U : JB is the best at what he does. A legend in his sport.

Sugundis : Real Bull rider fans: People who watched 8 Seconds once: Comment “ LaNe FrOsT wAs ThE bEsT EvEr”

Olivia Awaken : She is a gorgeous and very lucky little girl to have him as her pa.

Eric Stewart : thanks jb mauney. i dream of jumping a motorcycle off the tallest and fastest ramp with a wing suit parachute and the worlds largest air bag to land on. i also want to learn the national anthem to sing at the rodeo. best wishes . eric stewart american trucker monroe city in.

Michael Moore : He has to be a Bad Mofo to be placed above Lane Frost, Don Gay, Chris Shivers and Jim Shoulders...SALUTE to You J.B.

Tsunami Timo : i understand her being unprofessional and all but spilled milk is spilled milk

James Garrity : Got a flashback of urban cowboy for a minute seeing him with that cigarette in his mouth!

Deandra Begay : Jb mauney daughter cute and she's good cowgirl with her father he raises Bella good and he has new wife and Bella has new mother her raises her good.."😆🖤😢🐂🙌🏼

Chase : I thought Dale Brisby was the best bull rider of all time?!

Evan Thompson : Real mvp is that swing holding them two cows

MrDoublehappy : Thats plain an simple beautiful man

The Obfuscating Apologist : This dude is 140 pounds of pure badass.

rab day : you have to admire the bulls .. beautiful animals

Helena Judge : Seem like a nice guy. Deserves his success.

Paul Fan : Tried to keep balance on my basketball just like he did in the video. Now I'm in the hospital, just wanna stop by and say hi.

Donna Johnson : Long live cowboys there the best

MR. FIX-ALL INC. : Good god man locale boy doing good. I'm in Raleigh never knew you are the best.

buzzYNWA : 08:48 Carpe Diem : A shortened version of the original Latin phrase "Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero" meaning "seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future."

epicdriver4g : Best part of the video, J.B's interaction with his daughter,....thnx for sharing this.

Michael J. Mates : LANE FROST is where my respect stays

hurly23 : pure respect

77 Datsun : Workers strength over gym strength any day.

InDisskyS131 : That's a serious sport and it takes a lot of skills and balls. But let's face it, we aren't dealing with the sharpest tools in the shed here.