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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.

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Stipe Miocic
I'm Down to Fight Jon Jones ... But Cormier First!!

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- 6 days ago
Daniel Cormier Fixes Infamous Gap in His Teeth

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Gets Infamous Tooth Gap Fixed ... Now I'm Ready For TV!!

Daniel Cormier's getting his smile ready for life outside the Octagon ... 'cause the UFC champ got his infamous tooth gap fixed in a recent procedure ... and TMZ Sports has the footage!! ICYMI --… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
UFC's Ilir Latifi Calls Out Daniel Cormier, You Look Like a Fatty!

UFC's Ilir Latifi
Calls Out Daniel Cormier ... You Look Like a Fatty!

UFC light heavyweight contender Ilir Latifi -- the #3 ranked fighter in the division -- called out Daniel Cormier to his face in L.A. ... and TMZ Sports has the video.  It's not a nasty feud… READ MORE >

- 46 days ago
Daniel Cormier Says Cain Velasquez Is Greatest Heavyweight Ever!

Daniel Cormier
Greatest Heavyweight Ever? ... Cain Velasquez!

Daniel Cormier says he considers himself the Michael Jordan or LeBron James of the UFC ... but when it comes to the greatest heavyweight of all time -- that title goes to Cain Velasquez.  Of… READ MORE >

- 58 days ago
Daniel Cormier Says Brock Lesnar Will Be Last Fight, Not Next Fight!

Daniel Cormier
Lesnar Will Be My Last Fight ... But Not My Next Fight!

This is interesting ... Daniel Cormier tells TMZ Sports he wants to line up at least one more opponent BEFORE he gets in the Octagon with Brock Lesnar!  Cormier is currently nursing a broken… READ MORE >

- 63 days ago
Daniel Cormier On Stipe Miocic Rematch, 'Maybe' After Brock Lesnar

Daniel Cormier
On Stipe Miocic Rematch 'Maybe' After Lesnar

Don't slam the door on a possible Cormier vs. Miocic rematch -- with D.C. telling TMZ Sports he's open to the idea ... AFTER he fights Brock Lesnar.  Remember, after Daniel Cormier defeated… READ MORE >

- 68 days ago
Nick Diaz Blasts 'Dick Chest' Brock Lesnar, You're a Cheater!

Nick Diaz
Blasts 'Dick Chest' Brock Lesnar ... You're a Cheater!

Nick Diaz just went scorched Earth on the UFC and some its biggest stars -- including Brock Lesnar who Nick rips as a cheater with a "dick chest" tattoo. Diaz began his rant in the middle of the… READ MORE >

- 75 days ago
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