When Pat Healy revealed Tuesday he had flunked his UFC 159 post-fight drug test on the account of marijuana, nobody was happier to hear the news than Jim Miller because “Bam Bam’s” submission victory over Miller would be overturned to a no contest.
Yeah, about that rear-naked choke submission… You can now add Bryan Caraway (pictured) to the list of people doing YES! Cartwheels over Healy’s blunder.
Healy was initially awarded an extra $130,000 in Fight Night bonuses for beating Miller ($65K for Fight of the Night and $65K for Submission of the Night). However, now that Healy’s tap out victory has gone up in smoke, UFC president Dana White will be sending that $65,000 Submission of the Night check to Caraway for his guillotine choke on Johnny Bedford at UFC 159.
“It’s known up front that checks are held until everyone passes the drug test,” White tweeted Wednesday. “[Bryan] Caraway get the SON now. Healy did himself dirty.”
Miller, of course, will keep his $65,000 paycheck for his part in Fight of the Night. Healy, on the other hand, won’t be seeing anything in the mail.
Well, at least Healy won’t have to pay taxes on that $130,000. There’s always a silver lining…
UFC 159 took place April 27 inside Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.