I know the guy makes a living being bold & acting like an idiot, so he took on responsibility for his beat down. But I cannot admire Butterbean for doing this. You have a regular guy absorbing punches from one of the very hardest hitters around-maybe ever-without any skills to defend himself.
I mean, if there was at least head gear, & hopefully Butterbean pulled his punches to the head at least, OK. But the guy could get a concussion or worse-& professional boxers take this risk, with means to mitigate their damage in each individual fight-but we know a lot more about the debilitating lifetime effects of concussions & TBI (traumatic bran injury). We are talking Permanent. Brain. Damage.
Many ex-football players are a wreck, & the likes of line backers do not live very long. joints destroyed, crippling pain & arthritis, constant headaches, memory problems, early dementia-a national hero like QB Johnny Unitus became essentially crippled, & it got worse as the players became bigger, stronger & faster. better equipment is needed.
Yes, I enjoy a sport that has those risks, but at least minimize them.
Agreed. Johnny Knoxville is determined to get himself killed....so taking a beatdown from one of the hardest punchers ever doesn't surprise me.
I was wearing headgear when Butterbean knocked me out..I don't want to imagine the pain Johnny felt.
This is about money. Around this time Butterbean's popularity was waning and Johnny paid him to do it...he likely couldn't afford someone like Tyson so he got Butterbean. So if you're Butterbean, floating around and subtly failing in both boxing and MMA and unable to achieve any notable success, what would you do if Johnny Knoxville PAID you to beat him up AND feature it in his movie? One movie = money and exposure. Some people probably didn't even know who Butterbean was until they saw this movie and probably became fans or at least intrigued by him afterwards.
I think some of you are looking too deeply into it. Everything is about money.