Ukrainian UFC Fighter Maryna Moroz has called out Russian President Vladimir Putin for his actions against Ukraine. During her recent interview with TMZ Sports, Maryna noted that it is a hard time for the nation and asked Putin not to touch the country.
"F*** you, b****! I love my country. Don't touch Ukraine!" she said (h/t Sportskeeda)
Maryna further went on to add that Ukrainians like her don’t want a war.
"It's a hard time for Ukraine. I want to support my country, my president, whole army in Ukraine, and I want to say we don't want war. I worry about my family right now... My dad makes home grenades,” she added.
Maryna is scheduled to lock horns with Mariya Agapova of Kazakhstan at UFC 272 this weekend and the fighter added that it is hard to concentrate on the camp due to the issues ongoing in Ukraine.
“It’s really hard [to get ready for the fight], but I want to show that my Ukraine girl heart is strong and focused. I don’t step back. I will be fighting and I will show that the Ukrainian people are strong. My flag will be in the octagon,” she added.
The Ukrainian currently holds a professional MMA record of 10-3 to her name and is riding high on a two-fight winning streak as well. She has been part of the UFC since 2015 and has built a record of 8-3 in the promotion as well.
Russia started a large-scale invasion of Ukraine, one of its southwest neighbors, on February 24, 2022. According to early reports, it was Europe's largest conventional warfare campaign since World War II. It was a significant escalation in the hostilities between the two countries, which had been at odds since 2014.
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