Meet Chad Robichaux
Chad Robichaux was a member of the elite Marine Force Recon from 1993 – 2002 and then worked directly for SOCOM, logging over two years of combat deployments. Studying martial arts since the age of 5, Robichaux (or Robo as those of us lazy asses call him) walked into the Reality Self Defense Academy in Metairie, Louisiana with his buddies Karl Schmidt, Matthias Meister in 1997 to teach those MMA fags a lesson in real fighting. They walked out that evening humbled by former UFC fighter Josh Stuart and Professor Alfredo Ramirez and since then the three have been studying MMA religiously (Schmidt would eventually become a 15-3 professional fighter and now Meister is the head of the academy which is now Gracie Barra NOLA). Not to be outdone by his buddies, Robo has been on a tear, winning all 8 of his professional fights by submission.
His toughest win was over 10-3 Lewis McKenzie to earn the Legacy FC Bantamweight Title. McKenzie was 7-0 at the time and generally regarded as a regional bad ass. The win bumped Robo to the #1 ranked pound for pound fighter in his region (as well as #1 bantamweight), and now has opened the door for his Strikeforce fight on August 21st against the #2 ranked bantamweight, Humberto Deleon.
Of course, this wouldn’t be a Rangerified bio if we didn’t have some ball busting, so here goes:
Ranger Up didn’t make an shirt small enough to fit Robo, so we had to custom order them using the excuse that we were manufacturing dolls to justify it.
Robo once went to a horse track to watch a race. When he was mistaken for a jockey and led into the rider’s club, he played the part and walked out with a new pair of boots, a helmet, and a few riding crops. Since then his students stopped talking back.
Whenever Robo needs to smile in a photo, he recalls the time his buddy, “Dan The Captain of the Titanic” crashed into an iceberg in the middle of the desert. Ask him about it.
Robo’s work ethic borders on the extreme. Federal authorities once raided his gym on a tip that children were being used as slave labor. Instead they found Robo practicing armbars until he finished “99 bottles of beer on the wall.”
Robo named his dog John just to piss off all the Fluff’s and Rover’s of the world.
One night Robo was drinking in the barracks (imagine that) when an argument broke out over who Keanu Reeves’ wingman in Point Break was…Nick Nolte or Gary Busey. A fight broke out and a guy in his squad named “Melton” (we suspect he totally made that name up) decided to jump in while the perpetrators were scuffling and came off the top rack of the bunks with a Jimmy Superfly Snuka elbow to the head of the guy who said it was Busey. Turns out it really was Busey, but who cares. You don’t need a valid reason to go WWE during a good barracks fight.
Be sure to watch Chad Robichaux August 21st on Showtime when he fights Humberto Deleon on the Strikeforce undercard.