UFC Flyweight Jeff Molina Addresses Sexuality After Private Video Leak: “I’m Bi”

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Jeff Molina, UFC Vegas 56 post-fight Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press

Undefeated in the UFC through his first three fights, flyweight Jeff Molina has had a rough couple of months.

Molina (11-2), who won his way into the promotion in 2020 as part of Dana White’s Contender Series and debuted the following year, has been caught up with the James Krause betting scandal in recent months.

Currently suspended as a result of that ongoing investigation, Molina has more troubles to worry about, following the leak of a private video earlier this week.

Cageside Press has not verified the contents of the video in question and as a general rule does not report on the private lives of fighters, promoters or officials unless deemed newsworthy, or if the individual in question chooses to address the subject.

On Friday, Molina broke his silence on the matter, posting a statement to social media confirming the video’s authenticity, and announcing that he is bisexual.

“Welp… this f*cking sucks,” Molina wrote, adding “TLDR: I’m Bi.”

In a more detailed explanation of the video leak, Molina explained that his announcement was “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 that 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 [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 c*cksuckers 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 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 that ishh (sic) I hope it was worth it.”

“At the end of the day I know my character, morals, and who I am as a person,” Molina added. “As much as I’m getting hated/sh*tted on I’m getting an equal amount of support and it means a f*ck ton.”

Although multiple fighters on the female side of the roster are openly gay or bisexual, Molina is the first male fighter to confirm his LGBTQ+ status.

Molina last fought in June of 2022, when he won a split decision over Zhalgas Zhumagulov.