‘I Can Assure You He Wasn’t Actually Drunk’- Laura Sanko Defends Daniel Cormier From Conor McGregor’s Accusations

Published 08/12/2021, 12:45 PM EDT
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 17: Daniel Cormier stands in his corner prior to his heavyweight championship bout against Stipe Miocic during the UFC 241 event at the Honda Center on August 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Former UFC dual division champion and current analyst Daniel Cormier came under the scanner for attending a media event prior to UFC 264 while being drunk. Cormier, who is currently under a verbal spat over social media platforms with Conor McGregor, got tagged by the latter recently on the same.

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DC and McGregor’s verbal spat

Their social media war really started after Cormier criticized McGregor for speaking ill about Khabib’s late father, who passed away last year. Cormier also criticized the Irishman for his spiraling down career in his recent podcast.

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 22: Conor McGregor of Ireland arrives prior to the UFC 257 weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 22, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

After the backlash from Conor and his fans over the drinking accusation, Laura Sanko, a fellow UFC analyst, came to support the former UFC heavyweight. Sanko took to Twitter and wrote a post showing her admiration for ‘DC’.

“I can assure everyone he wasn’t actually drunk,” Laura said. “DC is a funny guy, and he was having fun. He’s twice my size, we drank the same amount just as fast (well, almost lol) and I was fine. He was joking around. He’s a true professional on all levels.”

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The Irishman, in a now-deleted tweet, criticized ‘DC’ for his remarks and added the drinking accusations. The former dual division champ had written, “It is a sackable offense for a commentator to be drunk at press work the day before commentating the big fight. Dreadful! Get it together. Belching in the mic at a press event and an all wtf. The day before commenting the big fight? Is this guy serious? Disgraceful.”

What Daniel Cormier had to say about Conor McGregor and his verbal assaults?

It’s not new that McGregor is targeting someone over the social media platforms. He has made a career out of getting under the skin of his rivals. He used to do this prior to his fights, and he is still doing this even though he is not fighting right now.

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Cormier, though, doesn’t seem to be bothered by it. And even urged the Irishman to come with all he wants. “So McGregor, listen to me, bud. Stop worrying about me, don’t worry about Daniel Cormier,” Cormier said (to Steven Marrocco of MMA Fighting).”

“Don’t worry about the things that I’m saying. Don’t worry about how I’m dressing and how I’m looking, don’t do that. Worry about the dudes that keep beating your ass every time you go into the Octagon.”

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It will be interesting to see where these two will go from here. But it will be more interesting to see when ‘The Notorious’ one returns after suffering the ghastly leg snapping at UFC 264.

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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