Friday, February 27, 2009

Randal "Tex" Cobb

As a youngster I still remember this guy living in my neighborhood, pushing a Harley down Belmont back in the 80's. In real-life he wasn't really much of a stretch from his "Lone Biker of the Apocalypse" character. In addition to acting, "Tex" was one of the elite mixed martial artist's of his day who eventually transitioned to boxing and contended for the Heavyweight title in 1982, subsequently taking a 15 round walloping (but never getting knocked down) at the hands of Larry Holmes, in a fight so grisly it prompted Howard Cossell to retire from announcing boxing matches.

Ill dude to say the least.
Do the research

It also bares noting how much of a striking resemblance Mr Cobb has to Dethklok's Murderface. No?

1 comment:

thoughts manifested said...

During my first week ever waiting tables, at Jonathan's in Hillsboro Village, I served this guy. He had just played in a celebrity soft ball game and rolled his ankle. Tex sat there, ankle all taped up with ice and got wasted for hours! He got real loud too. Finally they cut him off and he left out pissed.
Remember when Tex went MMA on Patrick Swayze in Uncommon Valor?!
This guy is the real deal.