Daniel Cormier’s bio, UFC fights, career, Networth, & Wife comprehensive details.
Daniel Cormier is an American mixed martial artist and a former Olympic wrestler. He is ranked No.1 pound-for-pound (P4P) and No.1 light Heavyweight Champion. His martial arts skill is in an elite level.
He is the only fighter to defend titles in two weight classes. And second of four fighters in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously. His achievements are truly impressive and people are interested to know more about him.
Where was Daniel Born?
Daniel Cormier was born in Lafayette, Louisiana on 20 March 1979. His father’s name was Joseph Cormier, and his mother’s name was Audrey Cormier. His father was shot and killed on Thanksgiving Day in 1986. He has 3 siblings Joseph, Felicia, and Feral.
He went to Northside High School. His final high school record was 101–9, with 89 of his victories coming by a fall. After high school, he attended Colby Community College.
He won junior college national champion twice. His record was 61–0, with 33 falls. He then transferred to Division I wrestling powerhouse Oklahoma State University. Furthermore, he graduated from OSU with a degree in sociology.
Who is Daniel Cormier Married to?
Yes, he is married to a woman named Salina Deleon. Daniel proposed to her at the magnificent Chateau Gardens on 27 May 2017. On February 16, 2011, she gave birth to their son Daniel Jr, and later on March 4, 2012, they had their second child, a daughter named Marquita Kalani Cormier.
Furthermore, he had his ex-girlfriend whose name is not available. And they had one daughter named Kaedyn Cormier who unfortunately died in a car accident in 2003.
Previously he was married to a woman Robin after a long-term relationship. Unfortunately, the divorce after a short time span, the reason behind the divorce is still unknown.
Daniel Cormier and UFC
He signed with UFC in 2013. In April 2013, he had his UFC debut match was against Frank Mir in which he won. Later he moved to the Light Heavyweight division. In which he defeated the likes of Dan Henderson, Jon Jones, Chris Pendleton, Alexander Gustafsson.
Later in May 2015, he defeats Anthony Johnson to win the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Jones knocked him out and won the lightweight belt. However, Cormier got the title back as Jones tested positive for oral Turinabol.
In 2017 The lightweight returned back to the UFC Heavyweight division and won his first Championship defeating Stipe Miocic in July 2018. Thus, becoming one of only four fighters to have held two UFC championships simultaneously.
Furthermore, he defended his heavyweight championship against Derrick Lewis and defeat him creating history in UCL. He became the first-ever UFC fighter to win and defend both the light and Heavyweight belts.
He also became the first fighter to successfully defend both belts. Arguably, he is the best the sport has ever seen.
What is Daniel Cormier Net worth?
For the last two decades, the American wrestler has achieved a lot. His estimated net worth is about $6 million. He has earned a lot of money to fight in UCL. But besides this, he is still earning as an analyst and commentator for ESPN.