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Should Ryan Garcia's focus be on therapy or training? Can he balance both and still succeed?

In the wake of Ryan Garcia‘s B-sample testing positive for Ostarine which is a banned substance, the boxer from California argued he had taken a tainted supplement. Similarly, Garcia’s legal team, certain of Ryan’s innocence, consistent with the boxer’s public declaration, remained confident that one of the supplements ‘KingRy’ consumed ahead of the fight would “prove to be contaminated.” However, fate had other plans and now Ryan’s father Henry Garcia wants his son to control drinking.

Time and again Garcia claimed it was not in his intention to cheat. Meanwhile, UFC president Dana White concurred with Ryan Garcia to publicly hold “tainted supplements” accountable. In White’s opinion, Garcia’s team should have handled the situation better to prove his innocence to the NYSAC. Meanwhile, taking Garcia’s cries into account, VADA issued a warning statement, instructing athletes to be cautious of “any dietary supplements” they take.

Now, in this regard, Henry Garcia feels his son needs to be careful about drinking. “I’m being real. What I’m seeing is that I would love for him to get some type of therapy when it comes to his drinking,” said Henry Garcia. At the same time, he argued Ryan Garcia was innocent. So, why could they not convince the NYSAC?

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Ryan isn’t guilty, okay? His lawyers have to come up with something because if they went to trial something might have gone worse or better. We don’t know,” said Henry Garcia.

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But, we’re not going to take time. We would rather take it before what it’s worth, pay what we have to do not because we’re guilty but because we don’t want to keep on and dragging it like a long court session. We just want to do what we want to do and be ready in 10 months,” he added.

So, as per Henry Garcia’s statements, besides the forfeiture of $1.2 Million, a one-year suspension was more fitting than fighting for justice as it would amount to a loss of time. In a way, it makes sense as the Garcia family is going through a lot at the moment with Ryan’s mother Lisa Garcia being under treatment for cancer. In this connection, Henry Garcia told Fight Hub TV that he has personally not been in touch with Ryan Garcia for a long time.

Henry Garcia waits for “bummed out” Ryan Garcia’s call

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In addition to his mother’s ongoing treatment, Ryan Garcia is going through a lot ever since the stigma of a positive test befell on his memorable victory over Devin Haney. Amid all these, it has been a while since Garcia contacted his father. On that note, Henry Garcia said, “He’s out there. He’s being a 25-year-old. I know when I was 25 I wouldn’t call my parents until I needed them. So, I guess that’s the moment. He will call me when he needs me.”

On being asked if it was hard to see Garcia go through so much at 25, Henry answered positively. “He did say something to his mother. He said that he’s pretty bummed out about everyone attacking him and saying he did something on purpose which it wasn’t. It was just a contamination of a supplement,” added Henry Garcia. With that said, do you think drinking had anything to do with Ryan Garcia’s drug test result? Let us know in the comments below.