Maryna Moroz is opening up about her life-changing opportunity with Playboy.
In a new interview with TMZ, the 31-year-old athlete discussed this week’s historic announcement, in which she’ll be the first UFC fighter to be featured on Playboy Centerfold.
“Playboy is super big for me,” Moroz said. “It changed everything in my life, and now I am different. I am a different person.”
Moroz initially took to her social media pages on Monday to share the exciting news.
“Happy to announce that I’ll be the first UFC Fighter on Playboy Centerfold!” she exclaimed. “Can’t wait to partner up with such an iconic brand with clothing, activations, and now the platform that has all my exclusive content.”
Moroz, who hails from Ukraine, also told TMZ how she’s personally evolved in recent years.
“Before, I was a very closed person,” she said. “Now, America changed me, and now I’m open, and I feel more energy when I show nude pictures.”
The Playboy Centerfold Instagram account teased what fans can expect from Moroz, sharing a sexy snap of the fighter modeling a blue thong.
Moroz, who boasts more than 100,000 followers on Instagram, frequently posts sultry shots on her page, in addition to videos of her training regimen.
“My life is like train, my pictures, rest, food, and that’s it,” she told TMZ. “Super big fight for me, and I’m ready for it because I work hard and focus is always in training. I love my job!”
Moroz will face Jennifer Maia at UFC Fight Night on Nov. 19.