UFC commentator and analyst Laura Sanko was accused of cheating by a former UFC title contender, Megan Anderson. It had become a big deal and Sanko started getting some stick from fans. However, she was composed in her replies and did not let the accusations get to her.
In a post on Instagram in 2022, Sanko posted a picture with her husband, Nathan Sanko, while they were at the World MMA Awards. In her caption, she explained that it was an honor to be nominated alongside personalities like Joe Rogan. She wrote, “We clean up pretty well. Had a great time at the @fightersonlymag World MMA Awards. Didn’t get the trophy but honored to be nominated.
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“Now I just need to figure out how to get nominated in a category where I’m not competing with @joerogan …In all seriousness Joe is the Personality of the Century and its surreal to be nominated along with him and the other legends Chael Sonnen, Jon Anik, and Daniel Cormier. Can’t get better than that!!”
Most comments celebrated her achievement. However, some mentioned her then-recent cheating accusations. One fan wrote, “It’s funny the way you putting aload of pics up of your other half after been accused of cheating.”
A composed Sanko responded, “It’s funny you think that because some angry person you with an axe to grind said I did …gosh it must be true then huh!… You go by that logic I’m sleeping with more people I can count.”
Sanko had not immediately responded to the accusation against her in November 2022. However, she did comment on the facts later.
Laura Sanko responds to rumors about her cheating on her husband
Anderson, a former UFC Featherweight fighter, accused Sanko of cheating on her husband Nathan Sanko with Glory MMA coach James Krause. In 2021, she lost to Amanda Nunes, and in 2022, Anderson took to her social media pages stating that Glory MMA did not give her proper coaching.
A fan commentated on the situation: “Imagine going to Glory MMA of all places for proper coaching and then somehow sleeping with James Krause, Lord have mercy.”
Anderson hinted at an affair between Sanko and Krause stating: “You should look at Sanko about that actually..”
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— Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) November 10, 2022
While addressing her historic achievement of becoming the first female UFC color commentator in a main roster show, she opened up about the accusations. She said, “I think anytime you do something for the first time, people are gonna have something to say about it. And I’m incredibly thankful that, as you say, apparently, the response has been overwhelmingly good. But on the way up, there is a lot of questioning.
“I’ll just say it, the number of people I’ve supposedly slept with is endless, it’s so long. And, it would be exhausting if it was true. And I don’t see, you know, I don’t see other well-respected voices in the sport, you know, they don’t get that.”
Laura has been married to Nathan since 2012. The couple even has a son. On the other hand, Krause was also married to Shynel Krause.