Daniel Cormier is a former renowned American Olympic wrestler and is currently a mixed martial artist. He is also known as DC. He is currently the Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC) Lightweight Champion through which he has been ranked to be in the 3rd position of the pound for pound fighter in UFC. In addition to this, he has not been recorded to have lost any match in the whole of his MMA career. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Daniel Cormier in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Daniel Cormier was born on 20th March in the year 1979 to his parents by the name Joseph Cormier together with Audrey Cormier. He was born in Lafayette, Louisiana in the United States. He has three siblings in which he has an elder brother who is known as Joseph, younger brother known as Feral as well as his sister who is known as Felicia. Daniel’s father was killed by the father of his second wife while Daniel was at the age of 8 years during a thanksgiving service.
After completing his high school studies, he then went to Colby Community College at the junior level. After this, he then he then moved to Oklahoma State University from which he attained a bachelor’s degree in sociology.
Daniel Cormier dated his longtime girlfriend known as Salina whom they tied knots on June 2017. They currently have two children of both genders. Before their marriage, Daniel was previously married to Robin. He also had they had a daughter with Carolyn Flowers though she died in an accident in the year 2003.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Daniel Cormier commenced his career as a wrestler while he was in his high school. During this time, he participated and did a performance in different junior wrestling tournaments which were a success. He was in fact chosen to be as one of the outstanding and unique wrestler states of the tournament. In the year 1995, he won a bronze medal in World Championship that was in Greco-Roman wrestling.
In addition to this, he has also performed very well in football during his high school through which he used to play in the linebacker position. Following his success, he was featured in the 2004 Olympics as well as in the 2008 Olympic Wrestling. On the completion of the 2008 Olympic Wrestling, he then commenced his career on the mixed martial art from which he then landed in MMA. Daniel then got much training from Cain Velasquez, Josh Koscheck as well as Jon Fitch in the American Kickboxing Academy which has been very successful.
Recently, he has competed at the UFC Heavyweight king together with the UFC heavyweight champion who is known as Stipe Miocic whom they starred together with by facing each other for the first time on 3rd February 2018 and 7th July 2019. In addition to this, he has been featured in different television programs which include Wrestling in the year 2004, MMA Uncensored Live in the year 2012, Countdown of UFC in the year 2014, Mike and Mike in the Morning in the year 2016 as well as Speak for Yourself in the year 2016. Following his successful career, he has won several awards including gold medals as well as bronze medals.
Net Worth & Earnings
Daniel Cormier has an estimated net worth of $5 Million. This comes from the fortunate earnings he makes through his whole career line in which it has contributed to his increased net worth. Having won three gold medals coupled with two bronze medals have been one of his major earnings through which he has also participated in the UFC matches that are usually paid per view.
In conclusion, Daniel Cormier has become one of the major icons in the wrestling field. In addition to this, he has got wonderful strategies from which he has been able to overcome any challenges he usually faces in his personal life.