The GOAT is retiring.

One of the greatest bull riders of this generation, J.B. Mauney is retiring from the sport.

Mauney broke his neck when he was bucked off by Sankey Pro Rodeo & Phenom Genetics’ Arctic Assassin on Sept. 6 during the Lewiston (Idaho) Round-Up Division 2 Xtreme Bulls event.

“Surgery went great, and I would like to thank everyone … for taking care of me,” Mauney wrote. “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!”

The $7.4 million dollar money earner has earned his name as the GOAT. With two PBR World Championships under his belt as well as an NFR qualification, Mauney has left his impression on the world of professional bull riding.

We look forward to what J.B. Mauney will do next.