[ads1]Although no official announcement has yet been made by the UFC, Pat Healy (30-15, 1 NC) has issued a public apology for failing his UFC 159 post-fight drug test for marijuana:
“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.”
UFC 159 was held April 27 in New Jersey and headlined with a light heavyweight title bout between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen. In what was the opening bout on the Pay-Per-View card, Pat Healy defeated Jim Miller in the third round via rear-naked choke submission.
The two were awarded “fight of the night” honors for their performance and the bout marked Healy’s first fight in the UFC in seven years following a very impressive run in Strikeforce.
How long this failed drug test will put the 29-year-old lightweight on the shelf and how much it might cost him is not yet known. Healy’s management, in an email to ProMMAnow.com, indicated a date for a hearing had not yet been set. Stay tuned to ProMMAnow.com for updates on this story.
3 thoughts on “Pat Healy issues apology for failing UFC 159 post-fight drug test”
He has no one to apologize to. He NEEDS apologized to.
The guy has adults playing with his pee, not liking that he ingested natural non toxic, non performance enhancing herb with all the addictive potential and every bit as natural as coffee, up to 60 days ago on his own time.
Must keep him safe from marijuana so he can get his brains beat out in the ring safely. SO let’s destroy his life over this joint shall we? That will protect him and others.
Salvador Dali could not of written a better script. Poor guy.
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I agree, there’s nothing about weed that could be misconstrued as “performance enhancing”