UFC Star Hits Back At Homophobic Comments After Wearing Pride Month Shorts

Jeff Molina
Jeff Molina

UFC star Jeff Molina has called out homophobic comments made by fans after he wore Pride-themed shorts for charity during a recent fight. 

In a post-match interview, Molina described fans who criticized his Pride-themed uniform as trolls, adding, “I picked the colours because I thought it looked cool, and then it also supports a good cause.”

The shorts, mostly grey, bosted his name in a rainbow font as a subtle nod to Pride month.


However, some fans took exception to Molina’s support of Pride, with some calling him a “virtue signaller.”

“I’ll support anything of a community that’s been oppressed and ostracised 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 … something like Stonewall, that was like 50 years ago. This is recent s**t,” Molina said in retaliation.

“I just thought in 2022 people would be a little more open-minded and not pieces of s**t, but I guess I was wrong.”

“People were saying some crazy s**t and like, dude, what would you do if your kid’s gay?” he added.

“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**king 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**t 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… I was honestly shocked.”

Molina’s Pride uniform helped raise money for the LGBTQIA+ Center of Southern Nevada charity, with sales from a unique Pride Month t-shirt by UFC also going to the charity.