By Jake Chastain
| The Pot Patrol has flashed its lights once again. This time it’s newly acquired UFC lightweight, Pat “Bam Bam” Healy.
Following one of the most exciting, hard fought and important wins of his career Pat Healy tested positive for marijuana. The positive test comes on the heels of his UFC debut in which he dominated Jim Miller in New Jersey at UFC 159 in a scrap that ended up also winning him “Fight of the Night” honors on April 27th.
Healy released a formal statement through Josh House, CEO of Iridium Sports Agency, apologizing for his misfortunate failed drug test. Here is the 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.”
Neither the UFC nor the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board have commented on the issue. These two entities will eventually be responsible for passing down fines, suspensions, and ultimately turning his outstanding performance from a “win” to a “no-contest” for the petty marijuana infraction.
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