Wow, just wow... I am so completely and utterly shocked at this point. I feel like a member of my family has passed, as I've gotten to know him through the various episodes of the Bombcast and through following this site. My deepest, deepest condolences to Ryan's family and friends and to the Giant Bomb crew. We have all certainly lost a great human being. He will most definitely be sorely missed. R.I.P. and godspeed Ryan.
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For me it's a toss-up between Fight Club and Inglourious Basterds, as far as him in a leading role. Otherwise, his best character would probably be his role in Snatch - when you have an option on the DVD to turn on captions for one character, that is something special.
I was able to see what was most likely the last fight in Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell's spectacular UFC career. Chuck is probably the most recognizable MMA fighter in the world today, but unfortunately, was unceremoniously knocked out by Rich Franklin last Saturday at UFC 115. Liddell looked in shape and fought well in the first round. After rocking Franklin, Liddell charged to finish him, but was caught by an on-point counter right hand and dropped immediately. Chuck historically has had a great chin, but that chin is all but gone now.
Chuck is one of the fighters that really got me into watching MMA and UFC specifically, but I think it is time for him to hang it up. He's had memorable KO's of a laundry list of UFC stars, including Randy Couture and Tito Ortiz, and was always fun to watch fight. Even though I wanted to see The Iceman turn Tito's face into hamburger one more time, I hope that now he can become an ambassador to the sport and bow out gracefully.
Chuck - there's no need to hang your head in shame. You are, and always were, the man.