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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 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 >

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 >

- 10 days ago
Ronda Rousey Says Daniel Cormier Is Best UFC Fighter 'Right Now'

Ronda Rousey
Cormier's the Best UFC Fighter ... At Least 'Right Now'

Ronda Rousey stopped short of giving Daniel Cormier G.O.A.T. status -- but tells TMZ Sports the UFC's new "champ-champ" is definitely the best in the game "right now." The newly inducted UFC Hall… READ MORE >

- 13 days ago
Guy Who Shoved Brock Lesnar at UFC 226 Vows More Violence

UFC 226
Guy Who Shoved Lesnar Threatens More Violence!

The dude who shoved Brock Lesnar at UFC 226 says he ain't done with the WWE monster just yet ... and now he's threatening EVEN MORE violence!  Okay, backstory ... remember when Brock… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Daniel Cormier Celebrates at Vegas Club After Knocking Out Stipe Miocic at UFC 226

Daniel Cormier
Parties at Vegas Club ... After Miocic Knockout

Daniel Cormier was unsurprisingly in the mood to celebrate after his knockout win against Stipe Miocic at UFC 226. Daniel showed up with his 2 championship belts at the Chateau Nightclub &… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Brock Lesnar Storms Stage After Cormier Knocks Out Miocic at UFC 226

Brock Lesnar
Storms Stage After Cormier Knocks Out Miocic at UFC 226

The UFC looked like the WWE Saturday night when former UFC champ Brock Lesnar interrupted Daniel Cormier's victory celebration with an epic throw down. Cormier had just won the title, knocking… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Roy Nelson Picks Cormier Over Stipe, I've Fought 'Em Both!

Roy Nelson
Cormier Will Beat Stipe Miocic ... I've Fought 'Em Both!

There might not be anyone more qualified to pick the winner of the big Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic fight than Roy Nelson -- he fought 'em BOTH -- and he's putting his money on the underdog!… READ MORE >

- 16 days ago
Daniel Cormier Falls Hard at UFC 226 Media Event, Claims He's 'Fine'

Daniel Cormier
Falls Hard at UFC 226 Media Event

3:56 PM PT -- A rep for the UFC tells TMZ Sports ... Cormier insists he's "fine" and will be okay to fight on Saturday. Daniel Cormier slipped and fell while leaving the UFC 226 news conference… READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
Jon Jones Is Secretly a Huge Fan of Mine, Says Daniel Cormier

Daniel Cormier
Jon Jones Has a Secret ... He's A Huge Fan of Mine!

Daniel Cormier says there's a secret about Jon Jones everyone should know ... HE LOVES DANIEL CORMIER! "He may not like to admit it, but he's my fan," Cormier tells TMZ Sports ... "He enjoys… READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
UFC's Stipe Miocic Says 1st Time He Got Punched, He Ran Home and Cried

UFC's Stipe Miocic
1st Time I Got Punched? I Ran Home and Cried!

UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic wasn't always a stone cold bad ass -- he's man enough to admit the first time he got punched in the face ... he ran home crying.  Of course, Stipe was only… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
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