TheCageDoor.net learned this morning that former Legacy bantamweight belt holder Chad “Robo” Robichaux is ending his retirement to face recent UFC veteran Joseph Sandoval on May 11th at Legacy Fighting Championship 11 live on HDNet. Robichaux hinted about the news with us earlier in the week, but TCD got the official word from Mick Maynard this morning.
Robo retired after starting his foundation, The Mighty Oaks; packing up his family and moved to Colorado to help launch the program. However, Robo see’s this fight as an opportunity to promote the foundation.
“Mick offered to put our foundation, The Mighty Oaks Wounded Warrior Foundation, on the HD Net’s broadcast to spread the word on the great work we are doing in our ministry here with these awesome young heroes,” Robo told TheCageDoor.net.
He went on to say, “A lot has happened since I left Houston… I finally recovered from that aggravating ankle injury, earned my PhD, and became ordained as a Pastor of Counseling for PTSD. Being here alone with my family and the Wounded Warriors has completely refocused me! I came here to help them with my healing but have found further healing in myself. I feel reconnected on the reasons I love martial arts and competing, and feel closer to God than ever. I know this bout will not be about me fighting for my own pride or accomplishments, but something far bigger! I will get a chance to show the world the need to reach out and life up our fallen Warriors who walked into the valley of death for our freedom, and what God is doing in healing these broken men, Heroes of America. It is such an honor to me to be able to step up and do that.”
Sandoval (6-2-0) went 0-2 in the UFC, losing both of his fight by TKO in the first round. He started his career 6-0, making a name for himself in the SharkFights organization.
This fight is scheduled to talke place at 125lbs.