Pat HealyPat Healy manned-up after testing positive for marijuana following his UFC 159 bout with Jim Miller, fully admitting to his knowing use of the drug despite it being a banned substance.

The New Jersey Athletic Control Board handed Healy a 90-day suspension and changed the result of his third-round submission victory to a no contest, but the hits didn’t stop there.

Healy was also denied the Submission of the Night and Fight of the Night bonus checks that total $130,000. The UFC has since awarded the Submission of the Night bonus to Bryan Caraway, who submitted Johnny Bedford.

“It’s known up front that checks are held until everyone passes the drug test,” UFC president Dana White tweeted, confirming the redistribution of the post-fight honor.  “Brian Caraway get the SON now. Healy did himself dirty.”

The Fight of the Night bonus is not expected to be shifted to another bout. Healy lost his $65,000 check for participating in the Fight of the Night, but his opponent, Jim Miller, will not.

Healy is not expected to be fined by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.

The standard penalty for a first-time offense when a fighter tests positive for marijuana in New Jersey is a 90-day suspension, and if the fighter was victorious, his bout is ruled a no contest, according to NJSACB officials. That was the penalty handed down to Healy, as this was his first offense.

UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen took place on April 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

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