Ukraine’s Maryna Moroz did not bite her tongue regarding the Russian president.
Ukraine vs. Russia
The UFC flyweight fighter returns to action for the first time in nearly two years this weekend at UFC 272. Her home country of Ukraine was invaded by Russian troops last week and has been in turmoil, causing some of their citizens to fight back.
Other Ukrainian fighters such as Vasiliy Lomachenko, Oleksandr Usyk, and boxing brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko are fighting back. Even Bellator Welterweight Champ Yaroslav Amosov is staying to defend as best he can.
We don’t want war
On Monday, Moroz spoke to TMZ Sports about the absolutely horrible situation.
“It’s a hard time for Ukraine,” Moroz said. “There’s a big war right now. I want to support my country, my president, the army in Ukraine, and I want to say that we don’t want war and I worry about my family right now in Ukraine…My dad made home grenades. Every couple hours I call my family. Seeing home is scary. I’m nervous too but I’m still strong. If you see the news, many, many people are dying right now and I don’t want something to happen with my family because it’s dangerous.”
F*ck You, Putin
Moroz did not mince her words when it came to the Russian president.
“I want to say: ‘F*ck you, b*tch,” Moroz continued. “I love my country. Don’t touch Ukraine. This is my country, and I love Ukraine.
Moroz, who will be literally fighting two battles on Saturday, returns against former teammate Mariya Agapova, and there is some serious heat on it. Nevertheless, she will be repping Ukraine hard this weekend. Catch her on the UFC 272 prelims.
“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 Ukraine people are strong. My flag will be in the octagon.”