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

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Bryan Caraway Receives Pat Healy's  $65K 'Submission of the Night' Bonus
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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: 

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.

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.

Load More Stories

Follow B/R on Facebook

Out of Bounds

UFC

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.