Ukraine’s Maryna Moroz delivered an emotional speech following her win at UFC 272 last night.
Moroz made it three wins in a row after submitting Mariya Agapova with an arm triangle choke in the second round of their women’s strawweight contest.
LOCKS IN THE SUB 🔒
Maryna Moroz with the dominant finish to end it RD 2!
— UFC (@ufc) March 6, 2022
Of course, there was a lot more on her mind than just preparing for the fight given Russia’s ongoing invasion of her home country of Ukraine.
Leading up to UFC 272, Morov sent a strong message to Russia president Vladimir Putin as well as sharing concern for her family back home.
She would do the same in her post-fight interview:
“If you know, my country have war right now, and my family is in Ukraine,” Moroz said. “I had a hard week. I worried. I cried because my family right now is in a bad situation.
“Thank you for everyone who messaged and supported me because this week was hard for me. I wanted to cry because of this war in my country. Thank you, everyone!”
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 6, 2022
Maryna Moroz Wants To Save Family
Moroz would go into more detail about her family’s situation in the post-fight press conference.
“I’m nervous about my mother. I don’t want Russian people to come and kill my family,” Said at post fight presser. “Many of my friends die right now. Russian army are killing. And I feel terrible. Every day I’m feel, thinking, somebody come and kill my family. I don’t want. I want people to stop this. I want to save my family.”
Hopefully, no harm comes to Moroz’s family and friends, and the situation in Ukraine eventually comes to an end soon.