Laura Sanko is one of the most popular faces in the UFC right now. She has been with the world’s biggest MMA promotion since 2016. At UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Spivak, which happened in February of this year, she became the first female color commentator in the history of the company.
She also made her PPV debut recently at UFC 293 in Sydney, Australia, where Sean Strickland pulled off a big upset against Israel Adesanya to become the new middleweight king. Naturally, Laura Sanko has become more well-known as a result of her social media activity and is liked by followers for her attractiveness and, obviously, her game analysis.
Recently, a childhood picture of the UFC analyst went viral, and MMA fans from around the world have reacted to it. “Her personality hasn’t changed; she’s still that person; that’s what’s great; she’s truly true, “read a very sweet comment by an MMA fan.
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However, the internet can be a very mean place sometimes, especially if you are a public figure. Even Sanko is not immune to this; as a fan commented, “Plastic surgery does wonders”. Nevertheless, her fans came in quickly to show support for the UFC expert, as an Instagram user wrote, “Anyone hating on Sanko is pathetic. She’s great”.
Many fans also questioned why this was even posted and called the post “creepy”. The picture taken from Laura Sano‘s Instagram post was posted on an account called MMA Uncensored. Sanko’s childhood picture was accompanied by her recent photo to imply that she has grown to be beautiful.
Dana White feels Laura Sanko is the Ronda Rousey of commentating
Laura Sanko made her UFC Fight Night commentary debut earlier this year after several seasons of commentating for Dana White’s Contender Series. She was finally given the chance to work on a UFC pay-per-view event after commentating on multiple Fight Night events.
In September, Laura Sanko made her commentary debut at UFC 293 and received an overwhelming response from the fans who loved her donning the microphone on the big stage. UFC boss Dana White also congratulated Sanko for her PPV debut and felt that she did an amazing job on the memorable fight night.
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White also compared Sanko to former UFC champion and one of the most popular fighters in the history of women’s MMA, Ronda Rousey. “She’s a true professional; she knows she’s like the Ronda Rousey, you know, of commentating,” said the UFC president in a press conference.
Dana also expressed that Sanko had more responsibilities on her shoulders, as she is the one other women will look up to, at least when it comes to sports broadcasting. What did you think of Laura Sanko’s commentating skills? Let us know in the comments.