UFC fighter Jeff Molina is opening up on his sexuality after a video showing him performing a sex act on another man was leaked to social media this week … saying he was stripped of the opportunity to announce he is bisexual the way he wanted.
The 25-year-old shared an emotional statement to Twitter on Friday … saying, “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,” Molina continued. “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.”
“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.”
Molina — 11-2 so far in his career and 3-0 in UFC — has previously shown support for the LGBTQ+ community … wearing the Pride Month shorts for his fight in June 2022.
Molina — who’s currently suspended for his alleged role in a betting scheme — said he was not planning to come out during his career … adding he wanted to be known for his skills rather than being the “‘bi UFC fighter’ that I’m sure would just be translated to ‘gay UFC fighter.'”
Molina’s announcement makes him the first openly LGBTQ+ male member of the UFC.
Jeff Molina goes *off* about the negative comments he received for wearing UFC’s pride month shorts.
“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****** on I’m getting an equal amount of support & it means a f*** ton.”