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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 Pumped for Stipe Miocic Fight, I'm Gettin' 7-Figures!

Daniel Cormier
Pumped for Stipe Miocic Fight ... I'm Gettin' 7-Figures!

Daniel Cormier says he's excited to get a crack at Stipe Miocic -- "the greatest heavyweight champion of all time" -- and says the huge payday ain't bad either! D.C. joined the guys on the "TMZ… READ MORE >

Dana White Strongly Hints He's 'Working On' Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier

Dana White
Strongly Hints at Stipe vs. Cormier ... for Heavyweight Belt

It's pretty obvious Dana White is "working on" Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier ... even though he won't come out and say it. The UFC honcho did everything short of confirm negotiations on the… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Daniel Cormier: Losing at UFC 220 'Can Be Worse' Than Losing to Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier
If I Don't Win At UFC 220 ... Worse Than Losing To Jon Jones

What's worse than being brutally KO'd by a juiced-up Jon Jones?? For Daniel Cormier, you'd assume the answer would be "nothing" ... but the UFC light heavyweight champ told us… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago
Daniel Cormier Calls for Jon Jones Rematch After Steroid Suspension

Daniel Cormier
Calls for Jon Jones Rematch ... After 'Roid Suspension

Daniel Cormier wants ANOTHER crack at Jon Jones -- and he's calling for mercy when it comes to JJ's suspension so he can get another shot at his rival before he's too old.  Cormier is… READ MORE >

- 108 days ago
Daniel Cormier Says He Wants To Fight Jon Jones Again

Daniel Cormier
I Might Be Crazy ... But I Wanna Fight Jon Jones Again

Daniel Cormier WANTS TO FIGHT JON JONES ... for a third time. D.C. joined the guys on TMZ Sports (weeknights on FS1) ... when he was asked if he'd ever want another crack at J.J. in… READ MORE >

- 155 days ago
Daniel Cormier: I Still Don't Wanna Be Friends With Jon Jones, But Show Some Sympathy

Daniel Cormier on Jon Jones
I Still Don't Wanna Be Friends But Show Some Sympathy

Daniel Cormier says there's still a ZERO percent chance he ever becomes friends with Jon Jones ... but is actually pleading with people to take it easy on his UFC rival. D.C. joined the guys on… READ MORE >

- 157 days ago
Jon Jones: I Swear On God and My Kids I Didn't Use Steroids

Jon Jones
Denies Steroid Use 'I Swear On God and My Kids'

UFC superstar Jon Jones so badly wants to convince you he's not a steroid user, he just swore it on God and his kids.  Jones just broke his silence about his B test from UFC 214 coming… READ MORE >

- 159 days ago
Daniel Cormier Reinstated as UFC Champ After Jon Jones Steroid Scandal

Daniel Cormier
Reinstated as UFC Champ After Jon Jones Steroid Scandal

Daniel Cormier has been reinstated as the UFC's Light Heavyweight Champion after his loss to Jon Jones at UFC 214 was officially changed to a "no contest" in the wake of JJ's positive steroid… READ MORE >

- 159 days ago
Luke Rockhold: Jon Jones Has Been Cheating All Along, Cormier's the Champ

Luke Rockhold
Jon Jones Is An Undisputed Cheater ... DC Should Be Champ

Jon Jones can deny it all he wants ... but he cheated before BOTH his fights with Daniel Cormier, which makes DC the true champ -- so says UFC superstar Luke Rockhold. The "B"… READ MORE >

- 160 days ago
Daniel Cormier's in Hawaii as Jon Jones Treads Water for Failed Steroid Test

Daniel Cormier
Fun in the Sun Before I Get My Title Back!!

Daniel Cormier looked suspicious as he waded in the waters of Hawaii ... as the UFC light heavyweight championship belt hangs in the balance. TMZ Sports broke the story ... Jon Jones may not have… READ MORE >

- 178 days ago
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