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Pat Healy Admits to “Dumb” Decision That Cost Him UFC 159 Win, Tentatively Calls Bryan Caraway a “Good Guy”


(“We both see the green goblin dancing in the corner of the room, right Ariel?” Photo via MMAFighting.)

Without beating the dead horse that is the marijuana in MMA debate any further, it’s safe to say that Pat Healy’s positive test for marijuana following his UFC 159 win over Jim Miller was, at the very least, a costly mistake. The same can be said for Nate Diaz‘s response to the situation, albeit for entirely different reasons. But being the relatively straightforward guy that Healy is, he was quick to admit to his mistake in a recent interview with MMAFighting:

I wish I could go back in time and slap myself. It was a dumb thing to do. 

It was about three and a half, four weeks out. I was at a friend’s birthday party, just hanging out. To be honest I didn’t even think it would be an issue, you know? It was a huge mistake and I just didn’t even think.

While Healy’s admission of guilt is a bit of fresh air in today’s “take no responsibility” MMA landscape, we’re kind of left wishing he had been managed by Mike Kogan, if only so we could learn about how marijuana in the state of Oregon, which is where Healy is from, is considered an off-brand form of Advil.

As for all the controversy that spilled out of Healy’s positive test in the form of Bryan Caraway?

I feel bad that my poor choices spawned more trouble for anybody, for Caraway and Nate.

Bryan’s a good guy. Sometimes, I think, you know, he got into some trouble with comments about Ronda Rousey in that past. Sometimes I think when he talks to the media he just doesn’t think about what he’s saying 100 percent through. I think it was a poor choice of words by him, but I know he’s a good guy and didn’t mean anything toward me personally. 

Healy has always come off as a stand up guy, but holding yourself personally responsible for the rants of an alleged woman-hitting steroid peddler and a semi-literate ignoramus who weren’t even involved in your situation to begin with? Do not test this man’s politeness.

-J. Jones

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masterbaitntackle- May 29, 2013 at 7:14 am
Healy must have been high as FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK calling that floor turd Brian Carraway-Tate a good guy....I need me some of that Oregon dodie ASAP....
Mr_Misanthropy- May 29, 2013 at 1:15 am
Here in Oregon weed is one of the four major food groups, along with beer, strippers, and big ass fucking sammiches.

No seriously, it's a form of produce. It grows on a plant just like other vegetables. I've seen it.
algiersheadkick504- May 28, 2013 at 1:34 pm
Its the metabolites that stay in yur system so long...if it was yur run of the mill wal greens test then yeah he prolly would pass...I've past drug tests in 3 days and I smoker about 2 blunts a day. Azos help
rpn452- May 28, 2013 at 12:52 pm
My buddy failed a drug test 50 days after his last joint, despite being physically active and drinking plenty of fluids. He was smoking an ounce a week before that though. I barely passed one after 30 days off when I was smoking less than a half-ounce a month, and I'm very fit and active.

But yeah, it is hard to believe that Healy smoked so little so far ahead of the test and still failed.
amsterdamheavy- May 28, 2013 at 12:20 pm
Healy lies. The only way metabolites would still be in your system 3 or 4 weeks out is if you were smoking daily for a few weeks prior to stopping...and at 4 weeks, you should be clean no matter what if youre physically active and drink moderate amounts of water.

In his scenario, and assuming he wasnt smoking before that, he could pass a piss test in 3 days easy, just by drinking some extra water every day.

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