Daniel Cormier, world famous previous Olympic wrestler and mixed fighting artist from America and was born on March 20, in the year 1979 at Lafayette, Louisiana. He started wrestling at an early age.
In fact as early as high school. Daniel won the third place in world championship in the year 1995. It was the Greco-Roman wrestling championship.
He presently enjoys the title of the UFC Light Champion for hevavyweight and enjoys the 6th position as per the official UFC pound-for-pound rankings.
He was born to the parents Audrey Cormier and Joseph. He has three siblings – an elder brother Joseph and a younger sister by the name of Felicia and Ferral, the younger brother. He lost his father when he was all of eight years old. His father died as he was shot by father of the second wife in the year 1986, on Thanksgiving Day.`
Cormier got visctory of the Louisiana state championships when he was in high school. He only lost twice after his 9th Grade but that too was due to injuries. His higher school record boasts of 101-9, where 89 of the winning records were made in a single year.
His educational qualification comprises of college degree at Colby Community College. He later joined Oklahoma State University from where he completed a course in Sociology. After completing his education, his next step was the Olympic Games.
He participated in the Summer Olympics of 2004 which he lost and thereby lost out on the Bronze Medal.
Daniel Cormier took part in the MMA in the year 2009 which can be considered as his debut professional match against Gary Frazier. He went on to defeat Gary the same year.
He defeated Lucas Browne and went on to win the XMMA Heavyweight Championship the following year July i.e. July of 2010. He won the KOTC Heavyweight Championship, the same year in the month of August by defeating Tony Johnson.
The year 2012 was significant as he became the champion in Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix where his opponent was Josh Barnett.
From 2009 to 2013, he participated in heavyweight wrestling championships and then opted for light heavyweight since 2014. His net worth is of $4 million.
Full Name: Daniel Ryan Cormier
Date of Birth: March 20, 1979
Birth Place: Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Age: 37 years
Profession: American mixed martial artist and former Olympic wrestler
Height: 1.8 m
Weight: 93 kg
Net worth: $4 million