Five Major Positive Drug Tests in MMA


Pat Healy post Jim Miller

Pat Healy had been on a tear before he was taken on by the UFC. The lightweight had won nine of the ten fights he had before his UFC debut, with the only loss coming to top five lightweight Josh Thomson.

That was the main reason Healy joined the UFC after Strikeforce – the organisation he had previously fought for – was absorbed into the company. It was also why he was immediately put against a UFC veteran and top ten fighter in Jim Miller.

Healy was victorious in their fight, having finished Miller with a choke in the third round, which was only the second time Miller had ever been finished.

However, things changed for the worst after the fight when it was revealed Healy’s post-fight drug test came back positive for marijuana. As a result, his win against Miller was changed to a no-contest.

That wasn’t the end of it, however. Healy had originally won a $65,000 Submission of the Night bonus and a further $65,000 for being in the Fight of the Night; a total of $130,000. Those bonuses were rescinded after the positive test.

Perhaps one of the most expensive joints in history.

From Perth, Australia, Bruno has been an MMA fan on and off (mostly on) for 10 years. He did Taekwondo for a few years as a kid and dabbled in BJJ and Muay Thai as an adult, but is more an MMA fan than anything else. He is also an experienced journalist and writer, having written a number of articles on an array of topics.