UFC flyweight Maryna Moroz has denied withdrawing from a fourth scheduled fight in a row, despite confirmation that the Ukrainian won’t be competing as planned on October 16
UFC flyweight Maryna Moroz has branded a fan “stupid” for accusing her of withdrawing from her latest fight.
The OnlyFans star has not competed since beating Mayra Bueno Silva in March 2020, but was set to end her 19-month exile from the octagon – during which time she’s pulled out of three separate bouts – to face Luana Carolina at UFC Vegas 40.
However, after MMA Fighting reported the Brazilian will now face America’s Sijara Eubanks instead, Moroz took to the Instagram to insist she was ready to fight.
The Miami-based fighter posted a clip of herself training at the American Top Team gym along with the statement: “I am healthy and continue to prepare for the fight. I don’t care who my (opponent) will be. I just want to fight.”
However, the post didn’t convince UFC fans, with one replying by asking: “Then why did you pull out of the second fight in a row? Something don’t make sense here…”
The comment triggered Moroz, who has been accused in the past of putting her OnlyFans fame before her fight career, into a swift response:”Are you stupid I did not refuse, I am healthy and continue to train.”
“I’m not stupid. I’m a huge fan and want to see you fight. If you’re healthy, why not fight?” responded the fan.
While another fan chipped in, adding: “Love to watch you fight. Can you tell us what happened with your fight that was scheduled?”
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The 30-year-old didn’t directly answer her critics but duly posted another training video with the comment: “I don’t care what you write to me! I have a strong heart, I do not stop, I train and I am ready to fight. Every day training hard and focusing on being the best.”
Despite her defiance, the stats make damming reading for Moroz, who back in April 2015 made a stunning UFC debut at Fight Night 64, beating Joanne Calderwood via submission in the first round and later winning the Performance of the Night award.
Steven Kelliher, of tapology.com, outlined her withdrawal record on Twitter: “Maryna Moroz has withdrawn from 39% of her signed UFC bouts since signing with the promotion. Brinkwire presents summary news.