Heading into the final Strikeforce show, Pat Healy (29-16) didn’t know if the UFC was going to have him join their roster or release him. Following his win, Healy seems confident that he will be back in the UFC.
“I’m pretty sure that’s a done deal,” said Healy to MMA Fighting. “I mean they kind of talked to me right before this [interview] and said I was pretty much going to come over, so I would say yeah it’s a done deal.”
In 2006, Healy made his only UFC appearance in a first round submission loss to Anthony Torres. He would go between promotions for several years until Strikeforce signed him in 2010. He went 7-1 under the Strikeforce name with a majority of those wins coming by decision. His most recent win over Kurt Holobaugh (9-1) gave him his sixth victory in a row.
Right before Healy joined Strikeforce he dropped down to lightweight. Prior to that, his biggest welterweight win came against former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit for Extreme Wars.
The UFC has not made an official announcement regarding Healy’s status.