Ryan Garcia tweets timeline: History of disturbing comments, ‘Bohemian Grove’ rant jeopardize Devin Haney fight

Social media has become a major part of the promotion game.

Opponents have a chance to interact with each other, albeit through a screen, engaging in back-and-forth smack talk to build up a fight. Boxers can showcase their personality to gain fans, increasing their popularity and with it, their value. 

You can argue no boxer has benefited from the internet more than Ryan Garcia. The 25-year-old rose to fame thanks to YouTube and has vaulted himself to the top of the boxing world thanks to his immense online following. It also helps that he holds a record of 24-1, with his lone blemish being a loss to Gervonta Davis in a catchweight battle between two undefeated fighters in April of 2023. 

However, social media isn’t always positive. A recent trend of Garcia’s activities online have led to some fans worrying about his condition as he gets set to face off against another undefeated champion in Devin Haney, one of the best lightweights in the world. 

The two are booked to fight for the WBC super lightweight title on April 20 in Las Vegas. If that fight remains on, it’ll be another example of the California native putting aside his record and challenging himself against one of the top boxers in the game. 

But the two fighters have to get to fight day first, and a few of Garcia’s social media posts have possibly put his battle with Haney in jeopardy.  

Here is more to know about the situation with Garcia ahead of his fight for the WBC super lightweight belt.

MORE: Should Ryan Garcia vs. Devin Haney fight go forward?

Ryan Garcia tweets timeline

Garcia has always been active on social media. The trainee of Derrick James has over 10 million followers on his Instagram with another 450,00-plus on X, formerly Twitter

But since the calendar has turned to the new year, there’s been a change in Garcia’s social media presence. 

It started with the news of Garcia’s split with his wife. On Jan. 7, the boxer announced he was divorcing Andrea Celina, his wife of three years, in a since-deleted Instagram post. The news came an hour after Garcia posted about the birth of the pair’s second child.

“As I step into a new chapter in my life, it’s with a heavy heart to share that Drea and I have decided to divorce,” Garcia wrote. “While this decision marks the end of our marriage, it’s important to emphasize that our relationship as co-parents remains our top priority.

“Throughout our years together, Drea has been an incredible partner and an even more extraordinary mother to our two children. I’m deeply grateful for the years we shared and for her unwavering commitment to our family.”

Ryan Garcia starts beef with Jake Paul

On Feb. 29, Garcia showed up an hour late to a press conference in Los Angeles for his fight with Haney. During the press conference, he looked to fight someone in the audience. Later in the day, he randomly posted a video from a sparring session of Haney, which was taken years ago. 

The shot from out of the blue came just three days after Garcia went on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour and discussed his beef with Haney, Bernard Hopkins, UFC champion Sean O’Malley and actor Shia LaBeouf

Despite his focus supposedly being on Haney, Garcia didn’t waste a chance to take a shot at Jake Paul. After Paul’s win against Ryan Bourland on March 3, Garcia called Paul out on social media. Paul responded at his post-fight press conference. 

“Ryan, I love you, you know that bro, but you gotta chill out bro, because there’s a line and you just seem like you’re losing your mind, acting thirsty and desperate, and saying you’re a billionaire when you’ve had one money fight. I’m just saying just chill bro,” Paul said. “If you do want to fight, that’s to me light work. You got no footwork and as long as you’ve been in the game, I’m a better boxer than you.”

“Okay enough, it’s on I’m going to have to do this!” Garcia tweeted in response. “I’m going to end this JAKE PAUL BOXING THING.”

“BRING IT ON JAKE IM DEAD F—ING SERIOUS F‚ YOU! HIT MY TEAM UP.”

Ryan would later post a cryptic message with the “666” symbol then delete it. However, did take to Instagram for another puzzling video that said, “THE DEATH OF RYAN GARCIA BILL HANEY WAS RIGHT ON THAT ONE.” 

The same night, Garcia’s ex-wife expressed her concern for Ryan on social media. In an Instagram story, she said “I know in my heart he is being heavily oppressed. This is not a troll, [I’m] genuinely concerned and so is all his family members … 

“We are not part of any of this and want him to get better but this is REAL. Pray for him.”

The next day, March 4, it appeared as though Garcia had taken the chance to explain everything that was going on. He posted a video on X with the caption, “Clearing things up,” but the 53-second clip didn’t do much other than leave more question marks about the situation.   

“Hey guys. It’s me, Ryan. I’m coming on here to explain what’s going on. I’m not in possession of my phone, I can’t get access to my Instagram, my cards are locked, and I’m just being real taken advantage (of).

“I want to personally just send out a video to the people that love me and my fans, family that’s concerned, that I’m okay. I’m not dead, I believe in Jesus. All those are lies and, you know… They tried to put me in jail, they’re blocking my cards, I can’t access my money, nobody’s hitting me back. I don’t know what’s going on but just know I’m okay. Love.”

After the video, fans began reaching out to Garcia’s father and coach, asking if all was right with the young boxer. Ryan’s father responded to one user saying, “Yes Ryan is OK, he’s just trolling the wrong way.”

Ryan Garcia discusses Bohemian Grove

The “trolling” continued into March 5. On Tuesday, Garcia apparently appeared on an X Spaces stream with Andrew Tate, a controversial online figure. In his rant, Garcia discussed disturbing things that he was forced to watch by “elites” from Bohemian Grove. 

The next day, Garcia continued giving his thoughts on Bohemian Grove, which is a home to a men’s-only club in Sonoma County, California. He spent over an hour posting vague and mysterious messages, over 30 in total, about his alleged incident with the group. 

Here are a few of the most-liked messages on his feed that were posted March 6. 

After a two-hour absence from the platform, Garcia returned to state that he would not be “speaking or tweeting or writing anything” other than his upcoming fight, boxing topics and other sports.

He then proceeded to conduct a Q&A session on X. Garcia answered questions about his thoughts on the upcoming Anthony Joshua-Francis Ngannou fight, a potential fight with Paul and his choice of walkout music. 

Garcia posted a number of times between March 7 and March 11, but it consisted mostly of training videos, a comparison between boxing and MMA and posts about God. 

Ryan Garcia slams Logan Paul’s PRIME drink

On March 12, the boxer posted “#FreeTateBrothers” likely in reference to Andrew and Tristan Tate, who were recently arrested in Romania under a warrant in the United Kingdom.  

The same day, Garcia began a tirade bashing PRIME, the hydration drink created by Logan Paul. In a serious of multiple posts, Garcia claimed that the energy beverage kills people and advised anyone with financial ties to PRIME to “get out.”

The next day, Haney decided to troll Garcia back. After the 25-year-old’s rant about PRIME, Haney announced he had agreed to a new partnership with Paul and the beverage. 

Of course, Garcia did not waste the chance to fire back at Haney. 

Ryan Garcia accuses Victor Conte, Devin Haney of cheating

Starting on March 13 and going into the early hours of March 14, Garcia took shots at Victor Conte, the founder of BALCO Laboratories and current CEO of SNAC System, Inc. It came after Haney posted that he had completed a clean drug test and tagged Conte. 

Garcia accused Conte of cheating and said that he is Haney’s “drug supplier” implying that Haney was taking some sort of banned substances, despite the clean results. 

Garcia then started giving out predictions for the fight between himself and Haney. However, his projections weren’t about what round he would knock his opponent down, or even the method of victory. Instead, Garcia started comparing himself to Mike Tyson and said he was going to bite both Haney’s ears off, in reference to Tyson biting Evander Holyfield’s ear in their infamous rematch in 1997. 

As of now, the fight with Haney is still on. However, this whole saga has taken a strange turn, with Garcia’s demeanor online seemingly changing by the hour. Boxing fans will have to wait and see if Garcia steps into the ring in about a month’s time. 

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