Reports: Ryan Garcia tested positive for PEDs in upset win over Devin Haney

The Ryan Garcia roller coaster ride continues with what could be another big dip.

According to multiple reports, Garcia has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs related to his boxing upset win over Devin Haney 10 days ago. Garcia responded on social media to the news, as well.

Veteran boxing journalist Dan Rafael reported Garcia tested positive for ostarine in a VADA test, and ESPN’s Mike Coppinger reported the substance came back on tests on both fight day and the day before.

Garcia can request his second sample be tested by VADA. He posted an “LOL” with crying emojis after the news came out. Additionally, CBS Sports’ Brent Brookhouse reported that Garcia denied any wrongdoing and alleged improprieties in a live post.

In the buildup to his upset of Haney, the talk was about his mental health when he behaved erratically on social media and in interviews. After the win, he said he drank every night before the fight.

Still, some wondered if he was trolling before the fight, in which he dropped Haney three times en route to a stunning majority decision victory.

Garcia has a long history with Haney dating back to their amateur careers. They’ve fought seven times overall, with Garcia now holding a 4-3 edge. Despite the competitiveness of the series, Garcia was a significant betting underdog coming in to the fight, and that largely was due to doubts around his mental stability.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie