Pat Healy, fresh off a win over Jim Miller at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen, has admitted that he tested positive for marijuana during the post-fight drug test.
Healy, through his management team at Iridium Sports Agency, released a 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 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.”
The UFC has yet to make any official statement in regards to the news, though, they are likely to change Healy’s victory to a no-contest as has been the norm during this releases.
UPDATE: Healy told Ariel Helwani that he has been suspended for 90 days and the fight result with Miller changed to a no-contest.