UFC Lightweight Pat Healy has tested positive for marijuana following his fight at UFC 159 last month. He defeated Jim Miller with by submission in the third round at the event, and the win has since been overturned into a no-contest, and Healy has been suspended for 90 days for the infraction in a report confirmed by MMAJunkie.com.
Healy issued a statement in which he took responsibility for the positive test.
“I would like to start off by apologizing to the UFC, Jim Miller, the MMA community, its fans, my family, teammates and coaches for my positive testing for marijuana after my UFC 159 fight with Jim Miller,” he stated.
“I was fully aware of the UFC and State Commissions drug policies and made poor life choices. I stand behind the UFC and 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.”
Healy earned bonuses for “Fight Of The Night” and “Submission Of The Night” totaling $130,000 for his win over Miller. With the UFC instituting a new policy earlier this year withholding all bonus checks until drug testing results have been returned, Healy will likely lose the bonuses.