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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 Says Looks Don't Matter, Fat Guys Can Fight!

Daniel Cormier
Looks Don't Matter FAT GUYS CAN FIGHT!!!

UFC legend Daniel Cormier says he's tired of people thinking combat sports is a beauty contest, saying both him and Andy Ruiz Jr. prove the fact that FAT GUYS CAN FIGHT!!! Ruiz set the Keto diet… READ MORE >

Daniel Cormier Says Stipe Rematch Will Likely Be Last UFC Fight

Daniel Cormier
Stipe Rematch Will Likely Be Last UFC Fight

Daniel Cormier says his upcoming title defense against Stipe Miocic could be his last hurrah in the UFC Octagon ... telling TMZ Sports, "I don't anticipate fighting much past this." Remember, DC… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
Daniel Cormier to UFC, Book the Brock Lesnar Fight Already!

Daniel Cormier
To Dana White ... Book the Brock Lesnar Fight Already!!!

UFC superstar Daniel Cormier says he wants to fight Brock Lesnar in the Octagon ASAP -- telling Dana White, "What are you waiting for?! Get this sh*t on the books!!!" Of course, Brock got… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
Daniel Cormier Chooses Disneyland Over Jon Jones Fight

Daniel Cormier
Chooses Disneyland Over Jon Jones Fight

Daniel Cormier wasn't interested in watching Jon Jones fight Anthony Smith in person on Saturday ... he had other things on his mind -- like taking his family to Disneyland!!! Despite the… READ MORE >

- 108 days ago
Dana White Gunning to Book 3 Big Fights for Daniel Cormier

Dana White
On Daniel Cormier: Gunning to Book 3 Big Fights!!!

Jon Jones. Brock Lesnar. Stipe Miocic.  If Dana White gets his way ... Daniel Cormier will fight all three of those monsters before he rides off into the sunset.  Cormier has been… READ MORE >

- 131 days ago
MMA Fighter Anastasia Yankova: I'm a Bikini Model Too!

MMA Fighter
Anastasia Yankova I'm a Bikini Model Too!

You've never seen a 1-2 combo like this -- here's MMA fighter Anastasia Yankova ... who's killin' it in the cage AND in the model game!! The 27-year-old Russian fighter is heating up in both… READ MORE >

- 159 days ago
Daniel Cormier Picks Up $300 Restaurant Bill For Woman Battling Cancer

Daniel Cormier
Picks Up $300 Bill at Restaurant For Woman Battling Cancer

Daniel Cormier is proving why he's the champ in AND out the Octagon -- the UFC star footed a $300 dinner bill for a woman who's battling Stage 4 cancer.  Pete Guzman and his mom, Rosario,… READ MORE >

- 173 days ago
Jon Jones Fires Back at Cormier, 'Yeah, My Wife Does Have a Flat Ass!'

UFC's Jon Jones
Fires Back at Cormier 'Yeah, My Wife Does Have a Flat Ass!'

Jon Jones says Daniel Cormier's attack on his wife's "flat" booty doesn't faze him at all -- telling TMZ Sports ... Cormier is right!  The UFC rivals have been going back and forth on social… READ MORE >

- 174 days ago
Jon Jones Apologizes for Failed Drug Test, Swears He Didn't Cheat

Jon Jones
Apologizes for Failed Drug Test ... But I Didn't Cheat!

Once again, UFC superstar Jon Jones is apologizing for a failed drug test -- claiming the steroid found in his system this week was not consumed with the intention to cheat.  "I just wanted… READ MORE >

- 178 days ago
Jon Jones to Daniel Cormier, 'I'll Donate $100k If You Fight Me'

Jon Jones
to Daniel Cormier 'I'll Donate $100k If You Fight Me'

Jon Jones REALLY wants a 3rd crack at Daniel Cormier -- and he's willing to write a fat ass check to get DC back in the Octagon.  "Fight me one more time and prove you’re actually the… READ MORE >

- 182 days ago
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