Pat Healy tests positive for marijuana, fails UFC 159 drug test (Updated)

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UFC lightweight Pat Healy pulled off an upset win over Jim Miller at UFC 159, but the Strikeforce veteran has tested positive for marijuana.

Here we go again.

Yet another UFC fighter has tested positive for marijuana, making it 4 for the year thus far. Pat Healy, recipient of a FOTN and SOTN bonus following his 3rd round stoppage of Jim Miller at UFC 159 in New Jersey, did fail his drug test (according to his manager). Damon Martin of Bleacher Report tweeted the news earlier tonight:

As "more info" arrives we'll post updates here. It's a dead certainty that Healy's win will be flipped to a no contest, suspended for a few months, and possibly spend some time in rehab.

Other UFC fighters busted for pot this year are Alex Caceres, Matt Riddle, and Robbie Peralta.

Update: Healy has released an official statement, which is posted below in its entirety:

“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.”

Update 2: Per Steven Marocco of MMA Junkie, Healy has been suspended for 90 days and the Miller win is now an NC.

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