UFC Releases Official Statement Regarding Pat Healy’s Failed Drug Test
If failing a publicly disclosed drug test wasn’t enough, the Strikeforce import got his UFC debut victory overturned to a no-contest, lost his Submission of the Night bonus and his Fight of the Night bonus AND received a suspension from the New Jersey Commission which will amount to three-months from his UFC 159 bout.
The UFC finally released their side of the story in this official statement:
“The UFC has been informed by the NJSACB that lightweight Pat Healy tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his bout against Jim Miller at UFC 159. The NJSACB issued Healy a 90-day suspension retroactive to the date of the event. He must pass a drug test upon completion of the suspension before receiving clearance to compete again. The outcome of his bout against Miller will be changed to a no contest and he will forfeit $130,000 in bonus money from Fight of the Night and Submission of the Night. Miller will keep his Fight of the Night bonus and Bryan Caraway will receive the $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus.
The UFC organization has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents. The UFC also fully supports the drug testing efforts of all regulatory agencies including NJSACB. All fighters on the UFC 159 card were drug tested at the event. The results of all positive tests are reported to the official Association of Boxing Commissions record-keeper.”