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Midnight Mania! Ukraine’s Maryna Moroz takes aim at Vladimir Putin, ‘F—k you, b—ch!’

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Maryna Moroz is just five days from a pivotal women’s Flyweight match up vs. Mariya Agapova, but that’s not the only thing on her mind.

Moroz is one of the few UFC athletes from Ukraine, alongside Nikita Krylov and Aleksei Oleinik. She’s the first to compete since the recent Russian invasion, which has dominated headlines around the globe. Speaking with TMZ, Moroz made her feelings on the situation very clear, sending a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“F—k you, b—ch! I love my country,” began Moroz. “Don’t touch Ukraine!”

As for the current conditions, Moroz is concerned. Though father is making homemade explosives for the cause, “Iron Lady” wants to make it clear that her country doesn’t want war. Either way, she hopes to inspire them and rally support with her performance at UFC 272.

“It’s hard time for Ukraine,” she continued. “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.”

“I will be fighting and I show that Ukraine people are strong, and my flag will be in the Octagon.”

Heading into this match up, Moroz has won her last two bouts. She could potentially earn a spot in the rankings with a victory over Agapova, who remains one of the division’s better prospects despite an ugly upset loss to Shana Dobson. Oh, and as an added layer of intrigue for the “Prelim” fight, the two are ex-training partners who hate one another.

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