Healy is a fan-favorite and for good reason. He’s a regular guy outside of his chosen profession, works his tail off, and lets his performance in the ring serve as his means of self-promotion rather than calling out peers or demanding opportunities. As such, Healy’s hit for marijuana use was particularly disappointing. The infraction cost “Bam Bam” a brilliant win over Jim Miller plus a six-figure paycheck based on bonuses he lost.
There’s no question the UFC boasts the bulk of the best fighters in the world and making it to the organization is an accomplishment worthy of praise. However, that’s not to say the path is always a smooth one for the elite athletes calling the Octagon home. In fact, nearly every Mixed Martial Artist in the sport has a moment he/she would love to erase from history. For example, consider some of the competitors set to scrap on September 21 at UFC 165. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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