UFC fighter Jeff Molina comes out as bisexual after intimate video leaks
UFC bantamweight Jeff Molina came out as bisexual after an intimate video was leaked, and gruesome circumstances made him the first male UFC fighter to publicly identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Molina published a lengthy statement via Twitter on Friday after the video went viral on social media, opening it with “Well… that sucks, TLDR: I’m bi.” He went on to say that he does not want to come out due to homophobia among UFC fans and wants to be known for his work in the octagon.
The statement ends with Molina calling the person who leaked the video a “terribly concerned person” and expressing her gratitude for the support given to him.
Molina is currently 11-2 with a 3-0 record in the UFC after joining the promotion with Dana White’s Contender Series 30 win. His most recent fight was a split decision victory over Zhalgas Zhumagulov in June 2022, during which he made headlines by wearing rainbow-colored UFC shorts.
Following this fight, Molina said he was surprised and disappointed by the backlash he received from fans, calling it “fucking ridiculous” and saying that he would “support any community that has been oppressed and ostracized for some time for being can not help”.
His career was on hiatus after that fight due to suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Molina was accused of being “significantly” involved in a gambling scheme involving his coach, James Krause, who allegedly worked as an agent for an online bookmaker.
Jeff Molina’s full statement on the leaked video
Well.. it sucks
Not the way I wanted to do it, but the chance to do it when I was ready was taken from me.
I tried to hide my personal life from social networks. I dated girls my whole life and repressed the feelings I had in high school when I was on the wrestling team, in college doing MMA, and even after part of my dream came true and I got into the UFC.
I’m a pretty masculine dude and that brotherly banter and leafy sense of humor has always been who I am. The thought of my buddies, teammates, and people I look down on looking at me differently, not to mention treating me differently because of something I don’t I can control was something I couldn’t understand. In a sport like this, where most of the fans are homophobic bastards, I didn’t see myself doing it at this point in my career. I wanted to be known for my skills and for dedicating the last 11 years of my life to neither “UFC B Fighter” which I’m sure simply translates to “UFC Gay Fighter.”
To the terribly anxious person who decided to publish this post, I hope it was worth it.
After all, I know my character, my morals, and who I am as a person. As much as I’m hated/enjoyed, I get an equal amount of support and that means a hell of a ton
Last but not least: @benthebanedavis ua freak