- Dana White lauded Laura Sanko for another commendable commentating job at UFC 293
- The UFC boss hailed Sanko as the Ronda Rousey of her profession
Laura Sanko received some compliments from UFC president Dana White after making her pay-per-view commentating debut at UFC 293. The buddying UFC commentator even earned comparisons to former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
A hard worker deserving of Credit
Speaking to the media after Dana White’s Contender Series 62, the UFC boss spoke highly of Sanko’s work ethic. According to White, Sanko is the perfect example of a grinder determined to reach the apex of her career.
“I always say this: The key to being successful in life is knowing what you want to do,” White said while talking about Sanko. “Once you know who you are and know exactly what it is you wanna do, you get up everyday and you grind until you get it. She’s the perfect example of that. What she’s done in such a short amount of time is amazing.”
The Ronda of her profession
White also noted that Sanko’s impeccable mastery of her craft could be likened to that of Rousey.
“She knew everything about every kid here and she watched every single fight that you could watch on all the kids that were on the card. She’s a true professional, she knows she’s like the Ronda Rousey, you know, of commentating. She knows she’s first, she knows she’s carrying the banner for women to break into this role, and she’s doing everything she can to make sure that she always is the best that she can possibly be… She’s an absolute pro and a beast,” White raved.
Overwhelmed by her boss’ remarks, a grateful Sanko acknowledged it.
“Thank you sir. And thank you for believing I could put the work in and eventually get there,” she wrote.
🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 thank you sir. And thank you for believing I could put the work in and eventually get there. https://t.co/CHkt8o8aqo
— Laura Sanko (@laura_sanko) September 13, 2023
Sanko made her commentating debut at UFC Vegas 68. Since then, she never failed to give White and the UFC front office a reason to call more and bigger fights.