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Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier is a champion light heavyweight UFC fighter from Lafayette, LA. He was born on March 20, 1979. He wrestled for Colby Community College and Oklahoma State, where he studied sociology, and turned pro in 2009. He is also a two-time Olympic wrestler and six-time U.S. Open national champion. He finished fourth in the 2004 Olympics and had gold medal aspirations in 2008, but had to withdraw at the last minute due to kidney failure. This disappointment sent him into a depression until he discovered MMA. Cormier earned a brown belt in Jiu-Jitsu in October 2013. At the age of seven, Cormier witnessed his father’s murder on Thanksgiving Day in 1986. His parents were divorced and his dad’s second wife’s father pulled the trigger. Cormier also mourned the loss of his three-month-old daughter, Kaedyn, with ex-Carolyn Flowers in 2003 after she was killed in a car accident. He has a son, Daniel II, and daughter, Marquita, with Salina Deleon. They got engaged in 2014 and plan to wed in May 2017. He was previously married to a woman named Robin. Cormier trains in San Jose, CA and coaches a youth wrestling team.

LATEST STORIES
  
Daniel Cormier to Jon Jones: We Ain't Gonna Be Friends

Daniel Cormier to Jon Jones:
Sorry, Bro ... We Ain't Gonna Be Friends

Daniel Cormier just rejected Jon Jones' friend request -- but the good news ... it sounds like they don't hate each other as much as they used to. Remember, the animosity between the two was… READ MORE >

Jon Jones Says He Wants To Be Friends With Daniel Cormier

Jon Jones
I Wanna Be Daniel Cormier's Friend ... But I Doubt He's Down

Jon Jones just answered a fundamental question ... can you be friends with a guy who accused your penis of being broken in front of the whole world? Apparently the answer is yes, 'cause Jones… READ MORE >

- 13 days ago
Daniel Cormier: Congrats to Jon Jones, 'Phenomenal Job'

Daniel Cormier
Congrats to Jon Jones 'Phenomenal Job'

Daniel Cormier has a message for Jon Jones -- Congrats.  D.C. wasn't in the best shape to talk after his loss to Jones at UFC 214 and left the Octagon after only a brief statement with Joe… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
Jon Jones' Brother In Backstage Confrontation with Cormier's Camp

Jon Jones' Brother
Backstage Confrontation ... with Cormier's Camp

Craziness behind the scenes at the UFC 214 weigh-in Friday morning -- when Jon Jones' NFL brother, Arthur Jones, got into a heated exchange with several members of Daniel Cormier's camp. We… READ MORE >

- 23 days ago
Luke Rockhold: Cormier Will Beat Jones In Crazy Violent War

Luke Rockhold
Cormier Will Beat Jon Jones ... In Crazy, Violent War

Luke Rockhold says his boy, Daniel Cormier, WILL DEFEAT Jon Jones at UFC 214 this weekend -- but it'll be a war.  "I just think they beat the living crap out of each other for 5… READ MORE >

- 23 days ago
Jon Jones' Brother: 'We Jumped a Lot Of People Growing Up'

Jon Jones' Brother
'We Jumped a Lot Of People Growing Up'

Here's a scary thought ... Jon Jones, Arthur Jones and Chandler Jones teaming up to BEAT YOUR ASS at the same time.   Well, it wasn't just a thought for some kids -- Arthur tells TMZ Sports… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Jon Jones: 'You look Like a Crackhead,' Daniel Cormier: 'You Were One!'

Jon Jones:
'You look Like a Crackhead' Daniel Cormier: 'You Were One!'

The cocaine insults were flying at the UFC 214 media event today -- with Jon Jones saying Daniel Cormier looks like a crackhead.  Cormier shot back -- "I can look like a crackhead, but I've… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Daniel Cormier Says Jon Jones Is UFC's G.O.A.T. ... Until I Beat Him

Daniel Cormier
Jon Jones Is UFC's G.O.A.T. ... Until I Beat Him

Jon Jones wasn't crazy when he called himself the greatest UFC fighter of all time ... at least according to Daniel Cormier, who says ya just can't argue with Jon's resume.  "His level of… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Daniel Cormier: I'll Fight Jon Jones at Disneyland (VIDEO)

Daniel Cormier
I'll Fight Jon Jones at Disneyland

Daniel Cormier says the "Happiest Place on Earth" could be hell for Jon Jones -- telling TMZ Sports if JJ crashes his Disneyland date, he'll fight him right on the damn Matterhorn.  DC says… READ MORE >

- 73 days ago
UFC's Daniel Cormier Tosses Wife's Garter at Wedding Reception, Luke Rockhold Nabs It! (VIDEO)

Daniel Cormier Wedding
Tosses Wife's Garter ... Rockhold Gets the Prize!

Daniel Cormier upheld a long running wedding tradition by tossing his wife's garter at their wedding reception ... and his pal Luke Rockhold walked away the winner.  Daniel got slow and sexy… READ MORE >

- 84 days ago
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