UFC star Mariya Agapova says she's going homeless due to lack of fights, shares alarming details about s*x slavery

Mariya Agapova to be homeless leading up to her upcoming fight [Image courtesy @mma.mashka on Instagram]
Mariya Agapova to be homeless leading up to her upcoming fight [Image courtesy @mma.mashka on Instagram]

UFC flyweight contender Mariya Agapova is in dire distress as her financial situation plummets due to a lack of activity in her MMA career. Agapova was last seen in a second-round submission loss to Gillian Robertson in 2022 and has ever since been trying to lock in another fight.

In a recently deleted post on Instagram, the Kazakh native called out UFC matchmaker Mick Maynard, urging him to grant her a fight.

Furthermore, the 27-year-old lamented the restrictive nature of the UFC contract, noting that she was also not allowed to fight under other promotions in the meantime, because she still had two fights left under the UFC banner.

Fortunately, Agapova has since been booked for a fight against Luana Santos on July 13. However, this is not the end of the 'Demonslayer's' worries.

A more alarming revelation came in one of her recent Instagram stories. The lack of fights has put her on the verge of homelessness and made her vulnerable to a slew of dreadful scenarios. She wrote:

"In a week, I'll probably be homeless... This is a classic of my life in America... Becoming homeless right before a UFC fight... Next week I'll be looking for a homeless shelter."

She added:

"So since I don't have money for rent, I live wherever I have to. People exploit me, and during this exploitation, they neglect my personal boundaries and my life. Including trying to sell me into s*x slavery behind my back."

The fighter concluded her words, pleading with her fans to point her toward a homeless shelter where she could live without fear of being exploited.

How has Mariya Agapova fared in the UFC?

While Mariya Agapova failed to get a win in her Dana White's Contender Series matchup against Tracy Cortez in 2019, 'Demonslayer' clawed her way into the big leagues and debuted for the UFC in a first-round submission win over Hannah Cifers at UFC on ESPN 10 in 2020.

Watch Mariya Agapova's win at her UFC debut below:


However, her good fortunes did not last and the fighter succumbed to a second-round TKO against Shana Dobson in her very next fight.

While she turned her luck around by submitting Sabina Mazo with a rear naked choke in the third round at UFC Fight Night 194 a year later, she failed to stick to winning ways in her subsequent octagon outings.

Agapova is currently on a two-fight skid, with her last two fights ending in submission losses against Maryna Moroz and Gillian Robertson respectively.

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