Medical issues have forced Chad
Robichaux to withdraw from a scheduled flyweight title
headliner against Will
Campuzano at tonight's
Legacy Fighting Championship 12.
Robichaux issued a statement on his official Facebook page
elaborating on the reason for his withdrawal. According to the
Bellator veteran, kidney issues hospitalized him and have rendered
him unable to compete. Sherdog.com confirmed the development with
Legacy promoter Mick Maynard on Friday evening.
“[I was] just was released from the hospital...The doctor at the
hospital gave an absolute 'no way' to [me competing] and put me on
some strong antibiotics and pain meds,” Robichaux wrote. “I had a
small kidney stone and a serious kidney infection with some
inflammation in my kidneys. I'm very sorry to everyone, and thank
you for your support.
Campuzano impressed me by handling the situation like a class
act professional, [and] so did the Legacy and AXS TV staffs,” he
continued. “I'm truly regretful and sorry, guys. Will and I trained
hard, and it is sad to see the match not happen.”
LFC 12 will now be headlined by a welterweight confrontation
between Jay Hieron and
Manoel da Silva. The event airs live on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET/7
p.m. PT and will see former ADCC submission grappling champion
Drysdale make his Legacy debut against Isaac
Villanueva. Houston's Arena Theater will host the show, while
UFC heavyweight contender Alistair
Overeem and veteran play-by-play man Michael Schiavello will
call the action from cage-side.