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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: 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 >

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 >

- 28 days ago
Daniel Cormier Says Dana White Not Invited to Wedding, But Send A Gift! (VIDEO)

Daniel Cormier
Dana White Not Invited to Wedding .... But Send A Gift!

Bold move from Daniel Cormier ... who didn't invite his boss, Dana White, to his wedding this weekend -- but still wants a big, fat gift! DC actually has a pretty solid reason for not… READ MORE >

- 29 days ago
Daniel Cormier Finally Explains 'Sandblasting Prostitutes'

Daniel Cormier
Finally Explains 'Sandblasting Prostitutes'

Daniel Cormier is finally revealing what he meant when he accused Jon Jones of "sandblasting prostitutes" ... and shocker, it involves a whole lotta cocaine!  Remember, DC fired the insult… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
UFC's Cowboy Cerrone: Who Cares If Jon Jones Does Coke?!

UFC's Cowboy Cerrone
Who Cares If Jon Jones Does Coke?!

UFC badass Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone says he doesn't give a DAMN if Jon Jones blows an entire Swiss Alps ski slope of cocaine ... as long he beats the hell outta people in the Octagon. Cowboy and… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
Daniel Cormier More Excited for Wedding Than Jon Jones Fight (VIDEO)

Daniel Cormier
More Excited for Wedding Than Jon Jones Fight

Before Daniel Cormier swaps punches with Jon Jones, he's swapping "I Dos" with his fiancee ... and he's got a special request for Dana White when it comes to his wedding gift. DC is tying the… READ MORE >

- 42 days ago
Jon Jones to Cormier: 'I Beat You After a Weekend of Cocaine' (VIDEO)

Jon Jones to Cormier:
'I Beat You After a Weekend of Cocaine'

It wasn't a little slipup after all ... Jon Jones says he blew lines all weekend long before beating Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 back in 2015. Jones said the drug bender was part of something he… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Jon Jones Vs. Daniel Cormier Rematch Is On, Backstage Altercation (VIDEOS)

Jon Jones vs. Cormier
Rematch Is On Violent Incident Backstage

2:52 PM PT --  Daniel Cormier says he smacked Jon Jones in the face with a water bottle behind the scenes at the big UFC news conference Friday ... all over comments Jon made about… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Daniel Cormier Says Jon Jones Is a No-Good, Drugged Out Liar

Daniel Cormier
Jon Jones Is a Bad Person ... Drugs, 'Roids & Lies

Daniel Cormier just UNLOADED on Jon Jones -- saying the guy is a loser of a human being who's completely delusional if he still considers himself the "real" UFC light heavyweight champ. … READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Daniel Cormier Wants To Fight Jon Jones on Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor Card (VIDEO)

Daniel Cormier
Put Me On Floyd-Conor Card 'Life-Changing Money'

Daniel Cormier says he definitely wants in on the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight ... telling TMZ Sports he'd be cool taking 2nd billing in exchange for "life-changing money." Of course,… READ MORE >

- 71 days ago
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