What did former UFC fighter Megan Anderson say about Laura Sanko and James Krause?

Anderson with James Kraus [Left] Anderson with Laura Sanko [Right]
Anderson with James Krause [Left] Anderson with Laura Sanko [Right]

Former UFC women's featherweight Megan Anderson, in a now-deleted tweet, discussed her latest loss against Amanda Nunes and her issues with former team Glory MMA. In another response to a Twitter user, Anderson also alleged that her coach James Krause and UFC analyst Laura Sanko were having an affair.

Anderson essentially blamed the coaches at Glory MMA for not giving her the attention she required in training camp for her fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 259. The MMA Media Twitter handle posted a screenshot of an exchange between a user and Anderson in the YouTube comments section:

The former 32-year-old claimed that she only received one 30-minute pad session per week during a seven-month-long training camp leading up to the fight with Nunes. She also said that more focus was given to interim flyweight champion Brandon Moreno, for whom the team conducted personalized sessions and even traveled with the fighter whenever he was called to Spanish broadcasts for UFC events.

In addition to the allegations against Krause and his team, Anderson also hinted that Krause and UFC analyst Laura Sanko were involved in a romantic relationship. The allegations were made when Megan Anderson took to social media to voice her frustrations with her former team with regard to her fight with Nunes in 2021.

The allegations were made in response to the following tweet:

Megan Anderson and Laura Sanko were good friends and even hosted an MMA podcast together. However, things seem to have soured between the two as they stopped doing the show back in 2019.

James Krause has been married to Shynel Krause for well over a decade while Laura married Nathan Sanko in 2012.

Meanwhile, Krause is under investigation for suspicious betting activity where he started a betting Discord channel and gave out fight picks to thousands of UFC fans on the server.

Looking back at Megan Anderson's UFC run

Megan Anderson entered the UFC with an 8-2 record and faced Holly Holm on her promotional debut at UFC 225. Prior to joining the organization, she was the Invicta featherweight champion, having defeated Charmaine Tweet via TKO in the second round at Invicta FC 21.

In her UFC debut, she lost via unanimous decision to 'The Preacher's Daughter. Anderson had only seven bouts in the UFC and compiled a promotional record of 3-3. She had a 100% finishing rate in the organization where she scored a TKO victory over Cat Zingano, a triangle choke submission over Zarah Fairn Dos Santos, and a first-round knockout of Norma Dumont.

Anderson also has six first-round finishes in her career.

Megan Anderson's last outing in the UFC was against Amanda Nunes. Nunes made easy work of Anderson, dropping her and submitting her via a reverse triangle armbar in the first round.

Following her loss to Nunes, Megan Anderson retired from MMA in February 2022, with an overall MMA record of 11-5.

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Edited by Anurag Mitra