The MMA World was up in arms this week after a leaked video of UFC Flyweight Jeff Molina being intimate with a male partner began circling the internet. The Twitter video was Molina servicing another man many initially thought was fellow bi-sexual MMA media member Ben 'The Bane' Davis.
Molina responded to the video on Twitter the same day and came out as a long-time bearer of mixed feelings to men and women. Since then, the tape has been removed from all platforms despite fans searching for the full video.
"TLDR: I'm bi.
Not the way I warned to do this bet the Chanel 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 all throughout high school, being on the wrestling team, and even after making part of the 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 differently, let alone treating me differently, for something I can't control was something I couldn't fathom. In a sport like this, where the majority of the fans being the homophonic ccksuckers 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 ll 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 this ish, 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/sh**ted on, I'm getting an equal amount of support, and it means a lot.*
Last but not least, Ben Davis, you a freak." - Molina comes out as bi-sexual and teases at Ben Davis.
This isn't Molina's first time under the spotlight for queer reasons. He faced severe fan backlash after wearing his name in rainbow colors on his official fight shorts during pride month.
His response kept things clear and concise, assuring fans he was straight and had the right to represent whomever he wanted on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani.
A product of James Krause, Molina is a promising prospect in the UFC, holding a 3-0 record in the promotion with wins over Aoriqileng, Daniel Da Silva, and Zhalgas Zhumagulov.
He's currently suspended from fighting due to his involvement with coach James Krause's betting scandal. The case is under investigation, and Molina has not fought since June last year.
Molina has received overwhelming support from the core members of the MMA community since his announcement and plans to continue his career just as before.