...By Solomon Thomas for TDPel Media.
Laura Sanko, a popular UFC commentator, has denied rumours that she has a crush on welterweight fighter Shavkat Rakhmonov.
The broadcaster admitted that Rakhmonov’s fighting style gave her chills, but stated that she had never met or spoken to the Kazakh fighter.
Sanko caused a stir on social media after wearing Rakhmonov’s traditional Kazakh headdress, which he typically dons in the octagon after his fights, and praising his skills.
Fans joked about the commentator’s supposed crush, which led Rakhmonov’s teammate Gerald Meerschaert to tease her about getting his number.
Sanko took to Twitter to set the record straight, stating that she liked Rakhmonov’s fighting style but did not have a crush on him.
Sanko’s career and popularity
Laura Sanko is a former professional fighter and now works as a commentator for the UFC.
She began her UFC career as a backstage reporter before being promoted to colour commentary duties on Dana White’s Contender Series.
In February 2021, she made history by becoming the first female colour commentator in the UFC’s modern history.
Sanko is a well-known figure in the UFC broadcast and is known for her insightful commentary and in-depth knowledge of MMA.
Her popularity has grown as she has risen through the ranks of the UFC, and she is now one of the most recognisable figures in the organisation.
Shavkat Rakhmonov’s career
Shavkat Rakhmonov is an unbeaten welterweight fighter from Kazakhstan.
He has a professional record of 17-0 and is 5-0 so far in his UFC career.
Rakhmonov is a highly skilled fighter, and his fighting style has earned him many fans, including Laura Sanko.
He recently won a thrilling fight against Geoff Neal, which further cemented his status as one of the top fighters in the welterweight division.
Rakhmonov is known for his traditional Kazakh headdress, which he wears in the octagon after his fights.
His popularity has grown in his home country of Kazakhstan, and he is now regarded as a national hero.