Last month we introduced you to the McDowell County Giant Bucky Boyd, a 7-foot, 400-pound West Virginia toughman with an ill-placed boner, a basic knowledge of video editing and a line delivery that made his rematch with “Tree” a must-see encounter. It was innocent and honest. The kind of thing you’d expect to see from a local, backwoods fight promotion. Then, like so much Michelle Jenneke, the Internet got a hold of it.
Suddenly, Bucky Boyd was a “star.” Instead of being a weird, goofy sounding guy with a camera in front of him, Bucky became a guy trying to get over by being a guy in front of a camera. He started playing up his schtick, recording three (!) follow-up videos to further explain why TREE WILL FALL, and while they were funny enough, they weren’t really the same. It’s the difference between a guy putting a tampon in a teacup to express himself and being discovered as a brilliant artist, and a guy who won’t stop putting tampons in teacups and trying to sell them on Etsy. Does that make sense? God, I hope this doesn’t make me a Bucky Boyd hipster.
Anyway, let’s revisit those clips. They’re all important in the grand build to the Tree rematch (Treematch?) from Friday. Yes, we’ve got video of that, too.