UFC Fighter Jeff Molina (Instagram)
UFC Fighter Jeff Molina (Instagram)
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fighter Jeff Molina has responded to the vitriol fired at him by social media trolls after wearing UFC’s Pride Month shorts in a victorious fight on the weekend.

Molina chose the option to customize his fight kit to help raise money for the LGBTQIA+ Center of Southern Nevada with 100 per cent of the profits from sales of the UFC’s Pride Month t-shirt going to the non-profit organization.

The decision led to a large group of MMA fans attacking him on social media, which shocked and angered him and he let that spill over in a post-fight press conference.


“I picked the colours because I thought it looked cool, and then also it supports a good cause,” Molina told reporters following his victory.

“I’ll support anything of a community that’s been oppressed and ostracized for some time for something they can’t help. I’ll get behind any of that.”

“It wasn’t that long ago that there was school segregation, and that was like less than a person ago, something like Stonewall, that was like 50 years ago. That’s not even a whole person ago, man – this is recent s***.

“I just thought in 2022 people would be a little more open-minded and not pieces of s***, but I guess I was wrong. It’s just crazy to me. People were saying some crazy s*** and like, dude, what would you do if your kid’s gay? Mind your own business, it doesn’t concern you. Get f*****.”

The 24-year-old American who competes in the Flyweight division of the UFC continued his disdain for the backlash continued.

“Who the f*** cares, bro,” he said. “It’s not even about being an ally — I’m not saying I’m not — but it’s just like, just be a decent f****** person. Just be a decent human being. Judging someone, and then trying to justify it with religion, and saying all sorts of spiteful, hateful s*** is crazy to me. It’s mind-boggling.

“Who cares who someone wants to be with, their sexual preference, and then the irony of trying to justify it with religion of something that’s supposed to be so accepted, and I was honestly shocked [with the negative reaction].”

Last Updated on Jun 7, 2022

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