Pat Healy has tested positive for marijuana use. The fighter admitted his failed drug test in a statement released by his management team.
“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 Commissions 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.”
Healy defeated Jim Miller last month, but that has been changed to a no-contest according to Ariel Helwani. He was also forced to return his double win bonus for the fight, along with receiving a 90-day suspension.
While I don’t agree with the use of marijuana and do not believe fighters should be penalized this heavily, it’s in the book and must be followed. They know that going in, so don’t smoke week!