Jeff Molina, UFC bantamweight fighter, revealed that he’s bisexual in a recent Twitter post.
This is the first time that a male UFC fighter disclosed that he is not heterosexual.
This way, Molina joined a number of women from the UFC and other MMA organizations, who have openly admitted that they’re queer.
Unfortunately, Molina’s announcement happened after a private and intimate video featuring him was stolen and then leaked online:
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 on the wrestling team, throughout college pursuing MMA, and even after making part of the dream happen and getting into the UFC.
Molina doesn’t want to be known as the “gay UFC fighter”, but for his skills:
Thought of my buddies, teammates, and people 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 co**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”.
Read the full statement from Jeff Molina below:
— Jeff Molina (@jmolina_125) March 17, 2023