Garcia: "I didn't know Muslims don't celebrate Christmas"

Former interim WBC lightweight champion Ryan Garcia denied accusations of Islamophobia.

Previously WBC title holder in the first welterweight division Devin Haney, who professes Islam, said that Ryan had offended his religious feelings.

“Devin Haney is a stupid idiot. I never disrespected his religion. I want to make things clear right now. First of all, I would never allow myself to do this. Secondly, I can show the correspondence with him, where I wrote to him: “Merry Christmas.” He took it as disrespect. Did I know that Muslims don’t celebrate Christmas? I didn’t know!” said the American in an interview with The MMA Hour.

Garcia and Haney are expected to fight on April 20th.