Jeff Molina is a rising star in the world of mixed martial arts, competing in the Flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Born and raised in Lakewood, Colorado, he began his professional career after a successful 9-0 amateur record. Molina made his UFC debut on April 24, 2021, against Aori Qileng at UFC 261.
Since 2017, Molina has been actively involved in the fighting industry, and his professional career is steadily gaining momentum. At the time of this writing, he has a total MMA record of 11 wins, including four by submission and three by split decision, and only two losses.
However, Molina has recently found himself in the spotlight for reasons beyond his fighting prowess. A leaked video of him performing a sex act on another man has been circulating on social media, with the video being widely shared on Twitter.
While Molina has not directly addressed the video, he has issued a statement on his sexuality. He announced on Twitter that he is bisexual and elaborated on the issue in-depth, revealing that he had previously dated women and tried to keep his dating life private.
In the statement, Molina expressed his anger towards the person who leaked the video, tagging them as an “awful disturbed person.” He also revealed that he will not be participating in any card soon due to a suspension for his role in a betting scheme.
Despite the unfortunate circumstances, Molina’s announcement has been met with widespread support from the MMA community. Like many closeted athletes, he had feared that his sexuality would define him. In the statement, his frustration towards the perceived bigotry of those slamming him on social media is palpable.
Molina has been supporting the LGBTQ community for a long time, wearing UFC Pride Month shorts during his fight with Zhalgas Zhumagulov, and supporting the LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada. However, he faced harsh backlash from some MMA fans, expressing surprise at such a reaction in 2022.
Jeff Molina’s recent announcement has shed light on the challenges that many athletes face when it comes to their sexuality. While his leaked video has caused distress and discomfort, Molina’s bravery in coming out as bisexual has garnered immense support and praise from the MMA community.