Bryan Caraway Receives Pat Healy's $65K 'Submission of the Night' Bonus

John HeinisSenior Analyst IMay 15, 2013

Apr 27, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Bryan Caraway (blue shorts) competes against Johnny Bedford (black shorts) during UFC 159 at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Following a failed post-UFC 159 drug test by surging lightweight contender Pat Healy, Bryan Caraway is now $65,000 richer.

One of the repercussions of Healy testing positive for marijuana after the April pay-per-view event is that he loses both his "Fight of the Night" and "Submission of the Night" bonuses, worth $65,000 each. 

UFC president Dana White tweeted on Wednesday morning that Caraway would now be the recipient of last month's "Submission of the Night" bonus: 

@_royy it's known up front that checks are held until everyone passes the drug test. Brian Caraway get the SON now. Healy did himself dirty.

— Dana White (@danawhite) May 15, 2013

As Bleacher Report's Damon Martin first reported last night, Healy was the first one to announce his failed drug test. Through his management team, he released a lengthy statement apologizing for the indiscretion. 

In addition to the massive lost purse, which also includes the deduction of his undisclosed win bonus, Healy will serve a 90-day suspension.

The win over Miller, a technical submission that rendered the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt unconscious, was Healy's seventh in a row and his biggest victory in recent memory.

Following the landmark win, the UFC placed "Bam Bam" at the No. 9 spot in its official lightweight rankings.

However, the bout with Miller now officially appears in the record books as a no-contest. 

Earlier today, Healy tweeted his thanks to the fans who are standing by him during this tough time.

Thanks everyone for their support, made a huge mistake and gotta pay for it.

— Patrick Healy (@BamBamHealy) May 15, 2013

Meanwhile, Caraway defeated the always tough Johnny Bedford at the Newark, New Jersey event last month with a mounted guillotine late in the third round. 

Caraway, who negotiated the fight bonuses up from $50,000 to $65,000, according to MMA Junkie, accepted the fight on less than a week's notice and still managed to look impressive. 

The bantamweight is now 3-1 inside the Octagon, with his only loss being a controversial split decision that went to Takeya Mizugaki at UFC on FUEL 8 in March. 

 

John Heinis is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA Editor for eDraft.com and contributes MMA videos to The Young Turks Sports Show.