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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 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 >

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 >

- 42 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 >

- 56 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 >

- 57 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 >

- 60 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 >

- 64 days ago
Brock Lesnar's UFC Paycheck Is Key to Cormier Fight, Says Paul Heyman

Brock Lesnar
UFC Paycheck Is Key to Cormier Fight ... Says Paul Heyman

Brock Lesnar's personal "advocate," Paul Heyman, tells TMZ Sports ... the only real thing standing in the way of a UFC fight with Daniel Cormier is the size of his paycheck.  Of course,… READ MORE >

- 94 days ago
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 >

- 96 days ago
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 >

- 108 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 >

- 112 days ago
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