AceShowbiz - Jeff Molina has been forced to come out of the closet. The UFC fighter has come out as bisexual after a video of him performing a sex act on another man was leaked on social media earlier this week.
In a lengthy statement issued on Friday, March 17, Jeff lamented how he was robbed of his chance to come out when he was ready. "Not the way I wanted to do this but the chance to do it when I was ready was taken from me," he began his statement.
He explained himself, "I've tried to keep my dating life private from social media. I've dated girls my whole life and suppressed feelings I had throughout high school being on the wrestling team, throughout college pursuing MMA, and even after making part of the dream happen and getting into the UFC."
"I'm a pretty masculine dude and that bro-y banter and sus sense of humor has always been how I am. The thought of my buddies, teammates and ppl I look up to looking at me different let alone treating me different for something I can't control was something I couldn't fathom," he said of why he had been keeping his sexuality a secret from his peers.
"In a sport like this where a majority of the fans being the homophobic c**ksuckers they are I didn't see myself doing this during this part of my career. I wanted to be known for my skills and what I've dedicated the last 11 years of my life to no and not the 'bi ufc fighter' that I'm sure would just be translated to 'gay UFC fighter'," he said.
"At the end of the day I know my character, morals, and who I am as a person. As much as I'm getting hated/s**tted on I'm getting an equal amount of support & it means a f**k ton," he thanked his fans and friends for their support.
Jeff then slammed the person who leaked the explicit video, writing, "To the awful disturbed person that decided to post this ishh I hope it was worth it." He also clapped back at his critic, "Last not [sic] but not least @benthebanedavis u a freak."
Jeff's announcement makes him the first openly LGBTQ+ male member of the UFC. In June 2022, he responded to criticism for wearing UFC's pride month shorts. "Who the f**k cares bro? it's not even about being an ally," he said at the time. "I'm not saying I'm not but just like, be a decent f**king person. Just be a decent human being."
"Judging someone and trying to justify it with religion and saying all sorts of spiteful, hateful s**t is crazy to me, it's mind-boggling. Who cares who someone wants to be with, or their sexual preference," he slammed the naysayers. "I just thought in 2022 people would be a little more open-minded and not pieces of s**t. But I guess I was wrong."
Jeff is currently suspended from UFC for his alleged role in a betting scheme. He was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in December.