Healy wasn’t always a lightweight and spent a good deal of his career fighting above the division best suited for his frame. Though entering the ring as a smaller man cost him in terms of consistency, the adversity also gave insight on Healy’s inherent ability including an impressive outing against UFC star Dan Hardy a little less than a decade ago where it took “Bam Bam” less than four minutes to lock up a Guillotine Choke for the finish.
Lightweight Pat Healy will take to the Octagon in a couple of weeks when he clashes with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 165 where he’ll attempt to follow up on a fantastic showing against Jim Miller this past April without the subsequent suspension for recreational drug use. If Healy is able to get by the unbeaten Russian, he’ll set himself up for a potential title-shot or at least a crack at top contendership, adding yet another impressive feat to a rock solid run in MMA. Of course, it won’t be the first big win for “Bam Bam”, as he’s taken out more than his share of game adversaries… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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