UFC Lightweight Pat Healy has released a statement confirming he that he tested positive for marijuana following his UFC 159 bout with Jim Miller. Healy won the bout by submission and also picked up two fight night bonuses totaling $130,000, but the result has now been changed to a no contest and he finds himself suspended for 90 days. As if that weren’t enough, Healy also has to return the bonuses he earned for the bout. Healy released the statement below through his manager at Iridium Sports Agency.
“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.”
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