This is getting ridiculous. Pat Healy’s triumphant arrival to the UFC has been ruined by a positive test for marijuana. Now not only has his win over Jim Miller been overturned, but he’s getting financially screwed as well:
Healy earned an announced $152,500, by far the biggest payday of his career, for facing Miller in the first fight on that night’s pay-per-view show headlined by Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen.
But $135,000 of that figure was bonus money for Healy, who was working on his former Strikeforce contract that called for a $17,500 fight guarantee. $130,000 was for winning both the best fight and best submission bonuses. Another $5,000 was his win bonus.
All of that bonus money will have to be forfeited, since he no longer won the fight and based on UFC policy.
It seems to me like the only guys getting consistently busted for drugs are the pot heads. This sucks not only for them, but for fans who would rather the commissions butted out of shit like that and tried to concentrate on the stuff that really matters, like steroids. But this is the world we live in: smoking weed a month before your fight will cost you your win and all the money that came with it, while commissions are actually handing out exemptions for steroids.
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