Pat Healy Releases Statement Confirming Positive Marijuana Test Following UFC 159 Victory
By FCF Staff
According to a statement from UFC lightweight Pat Healy, the fighter tested positive for marijuana following his UFC 159 fight with Jim Miller.
Healy, through a representative released the following statement today:
“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.”
Healy submitted Miller with a rear-naked choke in the third round of their matchup at UFC 159 on April 27. The result marked Healy’s seventh consecutive victory.