After Kathy Long, Laura Sanko became the first female commentator in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. She made her UFC commentary debut at UFC Fight Night 218. UFC established her as an analyst in the world of MMA. Her talents made her one of the top candidates for color commentary of the sport.
Sanko, on the other hand, appears to let her tongue escape from time to time. ‘Fancy’ made a remark regarding featherweight fighter Norma Dumont at the weigh-ins at UFC 279. Sanko stated “She’s driving a dump truck” as she stepped down from the scale and bent forward to pick up her clothes.
The statement undoubtedly drew a look from the fighter, who walked away with a rather shy smile. Furthermore, Daniel Cormier appears to have confirmed that Sanko’s outrageous comment was genuine to the best of his knowledge.
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Fans reacted to it quickly as they saw the incident and commented on the same Instagram post. One fan stated, “honestly tho laura shouldn’t be saying sh*t like that, if DC said that he’d probably lose his job, ESPN don’t fu*k around.”
“Sexism the best thing when it’s woman on woman 😂😂😂 we all can laugh or not, nobody looses his job, life, etc etc.” Another fan commented.
On July 15, Dumont (9-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will face Chelsea Chandler (5-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in a featherweight match at UFC Fight Night.
Norma Dumont and Chelsea Chandler clash backstage after UFC Vegas 77 weigh-ins
At the UFC Vegas 77 weigh-ins, Norma Dumont and Chelsea Chandler had a brief verbal spat before being separated backstage.
Dumont shared a video of the aftermath of her trip to the scale on her Instagram stories. She and Chandler can be seen walking away from the stage, and Chandler appears to remark something that sets her off, resulting in an argument.
“Your courage ends quickly, You talk too much, get here and get that p**** look on your face, f****** soft.” stated Dumont who faces Chelsea this Saturday at UFC Apex. (h/t MMA fighting)
Dumont is then seen approaching Chandler, who looks to be giving her approaching opponent the middle finger. The two were separated by UFC security and the fighters’ teams before the situation could worsen. MMA manager Alex Davis, who represents Dumont, posted the whole scenario.
Dont desrespect your opponent! That shit backfires! pic.twitter.com/cFzxsOYagr
— Alex Davis (@Alexdavismma) July 14, 2023
Dumont enters the match on a two-fight winning run, most recently defeating Karol Rosa at UFC Vegas 71. Chandler, on the other hand, is on a five-fight winning run, including her octagon debut, a first-round finish of Julija Stoliarenko at UFC Vegas 61.