Daniel Cormier was born on 20th March in the year 1979 in Lafayette, Louisiana. He is son of Joseph Cormier and Audrey Cormier. When Daniel was of seven, his father was killed by the father of his second wife. His mother remarried to Percy Benoit. Cormier has three siblings Ferral, Joe and Felicia. Cormier once had a fight in his school parking lot on which the wrestling coach of the school broke up the fight and suggested the two to do something productive. After this incident , Cormier joined the wrestling team. Cormier did not got much success in his early years but after high school, when he joined Colby Community College, he took home two junior college national championships. Then he was sent to Oklahoma State University where he was NCAA runner up.
Later in 2004 , Daniel was selected to Olympic Wrestling Team and he made a 4th place finish. In 2008, he was named as captain of Olympic Squad but he got kidney failure and was not able to compete. Cormier won the 211 pound class in the Real Pro Wrestling League during their only season.
In 2009, Cormier started his MMA career. He won his first eight fights while competing in Strikeforce XMMA and KOTC, he won the heavyweight title of both the championships.
Currently, Cormier fights for UFC organization and he also trains at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California.
In his personal life, Daniel has seen many tragedies. Firstly, he lost his father and then his three best friends in accidents and later on, he lost his three month old daughter Kaedyn Imri Cormier in a car accident in 2003. Kaedyn was daughter of Cormier with a track athlete Carolyn Flowers who is from Oklahoma State.
Education: Daniel attended Northside High School for his schooling . After his high school, he joined Colby Community College from which he was transferred to Oklahoma State University and completed his graduation from here.
Daniel Cormier Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $4.4 Million US Dollars
Daniel Cormier has a net worth of $4.4 million US dollar as of 2017. Daniel has an annual income of $1,001,700 and he earned $1.9 million in 2014 being the third best pound for pound fighter of the organization. Other than wrestling, he also trains in an academy in America which also contributes in his net worth. He has also worked in a film titled as Mantervention in the year 2014 which also contributed in his net worth.
In UFC 192 , Daniel defeated Alexander Gustafsson by a split decision which was an absolute war.
One more fight of Daniel which can’t be forgotten is at UFC 187 when he defeated Anthony Johnson by rear naked choke. In this UFC, Jon Jones was absent and Cormier won championship belt. After defeating Johnson, one of the hardest hitter of the game, Cormier gained some serious credibility along with belt. These two victories are the best among the wrestling career of the Daniel Cormier.
Daniel Cormier had just made a comment over the Gina Carano who has said that Ronda Rousey, ex wife of Daniel should not quit her wrestling career for her acting. On this, Daniel said that Ronda should not listen to Gina as if she did not took the decision of quiting wrestling then maybe she would have not been such a famous actor. Ronda has worked in many movies like Deadpool and had divorced Daniel but latest comment has rumored that maybe Daniel has something for Ronda but only time can tell us what is going in between them.
Daniel Cormier is an American mixed martial artist and former Olympic wrestler. He is also one of the best wrestlers in the MMA heavyweight division. Daniel know very well how to use his highly athletic capability to develop himself into a smart and adept striker to defeat his foes like Jeff Monson. Daniel is very talented wrestler who know how to use his strengths and cover his weaknesses despite having so much tragedies in his personal life, he never let them affect his career and gained huge success. We hope to hear the name of the wrestler again as a champion in another battle.