Ukrainian UFC fighter Maryna Moroz sent Russian President Vladimir Putin an exploitative-filled yesterday, just five days before her next fight. The Ultimate Fighting Champion told the politican’s troops who are invading her home country and killing soldiers and innocent people: “F**k you, bitch! I love my country. Don’t touch Ukraine!”
The 30-year-old Moroz is scheduled to fight Mariya Agapova, an MMA fighter from Kazakhstan, this Saturday, March 5 at UFC 272. As of now, the fight is still proceeding as scheduled, despite the fact that Ukraine is mercilessly being attacked by Putin’s military.
Maryna was born in Vilnohirsk, Ukraine in September 1991, as Ukraine gained its independence while the Soviet Union dissolved. Now, the country’s independence is threatened, and the fighter is worried about what’s happening in her home country.
“It’s [a] hard time for Ukraine. I want to support my country, my president, [and] whole army in Ukraine, and I want to say we don’t want war. I worry about my family right now,” Moroz stated.
The situation is so bad, the fighter revealed that her father has begun making explosives at home. “My dad makes home grenades,” she said.
Despite the tragedy surrounding her home country, Moroz hopes to show how tough Ukrainians are as people in her UFC fight against Agapova. “I will be fighting and I [will] show that Ukraine people are strong, and my flag will be in the Octagon,” Moroz shared.
In a further effort to support her country, Moroz has also partnered with UNICEF, and they’ll be selling “Stand with Ukraine” merchandise at the fight. She will be wearing one of the clothing items as she makes her way to into the Octagon at UFC 272 on Saturday night.
Proceeds from the merchandise will go towards UNICEF’s efforts in Ukraine. They will benefit children who are impacted by the conflict between Moroz’s home country and Russia.