‘This sucks, not the way I wanted to do this’: UFC fighter Jeff Molina was forced to come out as bisexual after video leaked on social media of him performing a sexual act with another man
UFC fighter Jeff Molina has come out as bisexual after a video of him performing a sexual act with another man was leaked on social media.
In a statement on Twitter, the 25-year-old said: ‘Well… this sucks. Not the way I wanted to do this, but they took away my chance to do it when I was ready.’
“I have tried to keep my love life private from social media. I’ve dated girls my whole life and bottled up the feelings I had during high school on the wrestling team, during college pursuing MMA, and even after making part of the dream come true and getting into the UFC.
“I’m a pretty masculine guy and that’s always been how I joke and his sense of humor.
‘The idea of my friends, teammates and [people] I look up to look at myself differently, let alone treat me differently, because something I couldn’t control was something I couldn’t comprehend.
Jeff Molina wore pride-themed shorts last year when he beat Zhalgas Zhumagulov
Kazakhstan’s Zhalgas Zhumagulov knocks out Jeff Molina in a flyweight bout
“In a sport like this, where the majority of the fans are homophobic cocksuckers, I don’t see myself doing this during this part of my career.
“I wanted to be known for my skills and what I’ve put into the last 11 years of my life and not the ‘bi UFC fighter’ which I’m sure would translate to ‘gay UFC fighter’.
‘To the terribly disturbed person who decided to post this ishh, I hope it was worth it.
‘At the end of the day, I know my character, my morals and who I am as a person. As much as they hate me, I get the same amount of support.
Last year, Molina spoke out against negative comments she received when she wore rainbow-patterned shorts for pride month.
‘Who the hell cares, bro? it’s not even about being an ally,’ he said.
‘I’m not saying I’m not, but be a decent fucking person. Just be a decent human being.
“Judging someone and trying to justify it with religion and saying all kinds of spiteful, hateful things is crazy to me, it’s mind blowing. Who cares who someone wants to be with, or their sexual preference.
Jeff Molina knees Kazakhstan’s Zhalgas Zhumagulov in a flyweight bout
“I thought in 2022 people would be a little more open minded and not pieces of shit. But I guess I was wrong.
Molina is currently suspended from the UFC for his alleged role in a gambling scheme. He was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in December.
The 25-year-old is suspected of having “substantial involvement” in the “gambling scheme currently under ongoing investigation relating to [MMA coach] James Krause,’ Nevada Assistant Attorney General Joel Bekker said in January according to ESPN.
Molina, a 5-foot-6, 125-pound fighter, has an 11-2-0 record in the UFC.
His last fight was against Zhalgas Zhumagulov on June 4 of last year.
He won that bout via split decision.