In the middle of the big event UFC 286 in it O2 Arena of London and while the gaze remains fixed on the figure of Conor McGregor and the controls of the USADAthe name of Jeff Molina sneaks into the present day Ultimate Fighting Championship after declaring his bisexuality.
His confession came when a video of him with another man was leaked. However, voices have also been raised since then accusing Jeff Molina of making this public statement of belonging to the LGTBI+ collective for a strategy. Strategy that would be intended to cover the fact that he is suspended indefinitely for an alleged gambling scam.
Jeff Molina was suspended for alleged fight rigging. However, since he declared himself bisexual, support for his figure has been maximum on social networks, highlighting the fact that he has been “so brave” to say it within a framework of a sport like his.
“Watching as his career fades, Was this a planned leak?“, the fighter also wonders Sean Stricklandwho opens the door to a doubt about whether everything is real or if, on the contrary, the leak of the video and the subsequent declaration of his bisexuality is just a strategy by Jeff Molina.
video and confession
Jeff Molina’s statement came after a video of him having sex with a man was leaked. Before this, the fighter had already been the victim of homophobic attacks because during his fight against Zhalgas Zhumagulovin it UFC Vegas 56 On June 4, 2022, he wore panties with his name in the colors of the rainbow, in support of the LGTBI+ Pride Month.
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“Well… this sucks,” he wrote after the video was leaked and later confirmed it: “I’m bisexual.” “It wasn’t the way I wanted to do it, but they took the opportunity to do it when I was ready,” he continued recounting the struggle of mixed martial arts (MMA).
“I’ve tried to keep my love life private from social media. I’ve dated girls my whole life and have bottled up feelings I had all through high school being on the wrestling team, all through college chasing MMA, and even after making part of the dream come true and entering the UFC”, Molina continued explaining.
— Jeff Molina (@jmolina_125) March 17, 2023
“The idea of my friends, 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 imagine,” he said next. . And it is that he does not want to be known as the ‘UFC bi fighter’.
“In a sport like this, where most of the fans are the homophobic idiots that they are, I couldn’t see myself doing this during this part of my career. I wanted to be known for my skills and what I’ve put into the last 11 years of my life and not ‘bi UFC fighter’, which I’m sure would translate to ‘gay UFC fighter’,” he said.
In addition, Jeff Molina also dedicated a few words to the one who leaked his sex video: “To the horrible disturbed person who decided to post this, I hope it was worth it. After all, I know my character, my morals and who I am as a person As much as they hate me, I get the same amount of support and that means a lot.”
Do I make a deal?
The leak of the video and the subsequent confession of Jeff Molina has been questioned by some such as Sean Strickland: “Jeff Molina suspended indefinitely for rigging fights, ruining MMA. Maybe you’ve sucked ‘shit’ and everyone says ‘you’re so brave’. But what’s really going on here, brother, is that we don’t care what you are. It’s 2023, we care that you’re a cheater.”
Thus, Strickland puts at the center of the news that what should really matter in the matter that relates to Molina is his possible involvement in bet fixing, not his sexual orientation. “Watching his career fade… Was this a planned leak?” asks the 32-year-old Californian.
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Strickland refers to the scandal over the alleged crime of fraud in the UFC betting. The name of Molina has been involved in this chapter, who has a record of 11 wins and 2 losses in MMA and 3-0 in the company he presides over. Dana White.
were the Nevada State Athletic Commission and the New York State Athletic Commission those who have suspended Jeff Molina for his alleged involvement in the bet fixing that splashes his trainer James Krause for the fight between Shayilan Nuerdanbieke y Darrick Miner; the latter, his teammate.
Trick or treat on Jeff Molina’s bisexuality declaration? Although he does not want the label of the first ‘UFC bi fighter’, the truth is that he is the first man in the company to define himself as not heterosexual. Regarding the female category, several fighters came out of the closet before. Without going any further, the great star Amanda Nunes.
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