Pat Healy Admits He Tested Positive for Marijuana Following UFC 159 Win

UFC lightweight contender, Pat Healy has admitted he had tested positive for marijuana by the New Jersey Athletic Control Board, the fight results were changed to a no contest and Healy was served with a ninety day suspension.

Healy’s representatives at Iridium Sports Agency, speaking via MMAWeekly, issued this statement:

“I would like to start off by apologizing to the UFC, Jim Miller, the MMA community, it’s fans, my family, teammates and coaches for my positive testing for marijuana after my UFC 159 fight with Jim Miller. I was fully aware of the UFC and State Commission’s drug policies and made poor life choices. I stand behind the UFC and the State Commission’s disciplinary actions. I support efforts to make MMA and sports a clean, safe and fair place to compete. First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge and take responsibility for my mistake. I made a very poor choice to socially use marijuana and now I must face the consequences of that choice. I can assure you that I will do everything the UFC and State Commission asks of me and beyond. I will also make a conscious effort to be a better role model within the MMA community.”

The fight was a back-and-forth, with Healy eventually overtaking Miller late in the third round. The pair were awarded the “Fight of the Night” bonus, with Healy also walking away with the “Submission of the Night” award. Healy was stripped of the $130,000 bonuses as a result of the test.

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