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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
  
Dana White Says He Wants Cormier to Fight Jones, But DC's Team Wants Him to Retire

Dana White
Cormier's Team Wants Him To Retire I Want Him To Fight Jones

Dana White wants to put Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier in the Octagon and lock the door ... but DC's people don't want him to fight "Bones" -- they want him to retire. TMZ Sports talked to the UFC… READ MORE >

Daniel Cormier Says Brock Lesnar Fight 'Going To Happen' In 2019

Daniel Cormier
Brock Lesnar Fight 'Going To Happen' ... Here's When

Daniel Cormier tells TMZ Sports the fight with Brock Lesnar is 100% going to happen -- and he's already putting together a timeline to prepare his training camp. The two have been going at each… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
Derrick Lewis Says Prison, Rough Past Led To UFC Stardom

Derrick Lewis
Prison, Rough Past Led To UFC Stardom

Derrick Lewis is fighting Daniel Cormier at MSG for the UFC heavyweight championship ... but it wouldn't have been possible if he didn't spend over 3 years in prison. "I think about my past and… READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
Jon Jones Swears Off Penis Pills, 'More Foreplay!'

Jon Jones
No More Penis Pills! ... 'More Foreplay'

Jon Jones swears he's a changed man ... and that means NO MORE PENIS ENHANCEMENT PILLS!! The UFC superstar was asked to reflect on what he's learned during his 15-month suspension ... and that's… READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
Daniel Cormier Warns Brock Lesnar, Stay Outta My Octagon!

Daniel Cormier
Warns Brock Lesnar ... Stay Outta My Octagon!

Daniel Cormier says Brock Lesnar better not try to pull any cage-storming antics at UFC 230 ... because he ain't gonna be so nice this time around.  D.C. fights Derrick Lewis at Madison… READ MORE >

- 21 days ago
Derrick Lewis Training His Hot Balls Off to Go 5 Rounds with Cormier

Derrick Lewis
Training My Hot Balls Off To Go 5 Rounds with Cormier

Derrick Lewis says he's in the best shape of his life -- he's been training 3 hours a day to go the distance with Daniel Cormier ... and predicts a KO in the last few seconds of the 5th… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Randy Couture Tells Daniel Cormier the Key to Beating Derrick Lewis

Randy Couture
Hey, Daniel Cormier Here's How Ya Beat Derrick Lewis

UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture says Daniel Cormier has his work cut out for him if he's gonna beat Derrick Lewis next month ... but fortunately for D.C., Randy's got a fight plan!  Couture… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago
UFC's Derrick Lewis Pumped for Title Shot 'But Stipe Miocic Deserved It'

UFC's Derrick Lewis
Pumped for Title Shot But Stipe Deserved It First

Derrick Lewis is REALLY excited for the opportunity to fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 230 next month ... but tells TMZ Sports he's shocked Stipe Miocic didn't get first crack at the heavyweight… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago
Daniel Cormier Says Khabib Will Definitely Make Weight, 'He's Looking Great'

Daniel Cormier
Khabib Will Definitely Make Weight ... 'He's Looking Great'

Khabib Nurmagomedov will NOT screw over UFC 229 by missing weight -- so says his teammate, Daniel Cormier, who says his Dagestani pal is right on track.  Khabib has had issues with… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago
Daniel Cormier Says Final Fight will Be Jon Jones at 205 Pounds

Daniel Cormier
Final Fight will Be Jon Jones ... at 205 Pounds

Talk about going out with a bang ... Daniel Cormier tells TMZ Sports his fight plan is to finish his UFC career with one final mega-brawl with Jon Jones!!! The reigning champ champ (he's got both… READ MORE >

- 48 days ago
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