Pat Healy tested positive for marijuana metabolites after his UFC 159 win over Jim Miller and subsequently was suspended by the UFC and lost $130,00 in bonus checks he would have earned if his tests came back clean. Yesterday he finally broke his silence on the situation to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour:
"I don't know where I stand, if it's going to drop me quite a bit," Healy said. "I just want to get back there as soon as I can, if it's the middle of the pack, it is what it is, I'm happy to work my way up and put in a performance that gets people to forget about this fiasco."
One thing Healy won't do is blame others, or the system, for his actions.
"When you mess up, all you can do is step up and own it," he said. "I wish I could blame someone else, but it's my own fault. It's my own bad choices. So, I gotta be a man about this. It sucks and it's embarrassing and it's not something I want my name involved with it, but it is what it is now and I have to be a man about it."
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