“You’ll Be Calling This Sh*t Next”: Joe Rogan’s UFC 293 Replacement, Laura Sanko Gets Mocked by Daniel Cormier Over Her Commentary Skills Ahead of Her Historic PPV Debut

Published 09/08/2023, 11:32 PM EDT

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In the world of UFC commentary, there’s a new face on the horizon, and her name is Laura Sanko. She made her debut at UFC Fight Night 218, becoming the first female commentator in the modern era of the UFC. Now, she’s gearing up for a historic moment as she steps in to replace the legendary Joe Rogan at UFC 293. 

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However, it seems like there’s one particular UFC veteran who’s not so stoked about this idea. Who is it? Well, we’re talking about former UFC Heavyweight champ and iconic commentator Daniel Cormier, aka. ‘DC.’ In a now-viral clip from one of the interactions between the duo, ‘DC’ takes his trolling of Sanko to another level. So, what’s this clip about?

Daniel Cormier and his playful mockery of Laura Sanko

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In the clip from an X tweet, Laura Sanko was spotted trying to commentate on an MMA fight. But the narrative took an amusing turn when ‘DC’s voice was heard in the background. He asked Sanko to try commentating on what looks like a prerecorded MMA fight, saying: “Commentate these two big boys!”

 

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Sanko’s attempt at commentating led to a humorous moment as she stumbled over her words, trying to keep up with the fast-paced action. Almost instantly, ‘DC’ chimed in with playful banter, telling her, “Laura, you’re losing!” Sanko playfully responded, “Stop talking!”

However, Cormier didn’t miss the chance to add a witty remark, telling Sanko, “Laura, let me tell you something, you commentate like this, you’ll be calling this sh*t next.”

A trailblazing path to UFC 293 for Laura Sanko

Before Laura Sanko stepped into the commentary booth, Kathy Long made history as the first female commentator in the UFC. However, Laura Sanko’s arrival marked a significant moment in the modern UFC era.

Now, UFC fans are in for a unique experience as they gear up for UFC 293, but there’s one notable absence they’ll have to get used to – the familiar voice of commentator Joe Rogan won’t be part of the event this time. Instead, the UFC has chosen Laura Sanko, a rising star and fan favorite, to take up the commentating duties.

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This marks Sanko’s very first Pay-Per-View (PPV) commentary, and she couldn’t be more thrilled about the incredible opportunity she’s been given. Sanko took to her X handle to express her happiness and gratitude, writing: 

 

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Laura Sanko’s excitement and dedication to her role promise an unforgettable commentary experience for fans as they tune in to UFC 293. Moreover, the light-hearted exchange between Sanko and ‘DC’ showcases the camaraderie and humor that often permeates the UFC community.

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As Sanko prepares for her historic UFC 293 debut, fans can anticipate her unique perspective and insights as she takes her place in the commentator’s chair. What do you make of this hilarious clip of Laura Sanko? Drop your thoughts in the comments below!

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Ashish Tiwari

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