UFC star Jeff Molina has been forced to come out as bisexual after a video was leaked of a man, alleged to be him, performing a sex act on another man. Molina broke his silence after the clip made the rounds on the internet.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “Not the way I wanted to do this but the chance to do it when I was ready was taken from me. 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 guy 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.
“In a sport like this where a majority of the fans being the homophobic c*** suckers 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 not and not the “bi ufc fighter” that I’m sure would just be translated to “gay UFC fighter.”
“To the awful disturbed person that decided to post this ishh I hope it was worth it. 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****ed on I’m getting an equal amount of support and it means a f*** ton. Last not but not @benthebanedavis u a freak.”
Molina is currently suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and the New York State Athletic Commission due to his alleged involvement in the James Krause betting scandal. The 25-year-old was ranked No13 in the flyweight division at the time of his suspension. He has since been banned from competing under the UFC banner until the legal issues have been resolved.
At the time of writing, he is 11-2 in professional MMA and 3-0 with the UFC. His last fight took place at UFC Fight Night 207 back in June where he defeated Zhalgas Zhumagulov via a split decision.