Daniel Cormier is an American-born mixed martial artist and was once an Olympic champion. He is the current champion of Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC). Cormier is also the winner of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion. According to the official UFC pound-for-pound rankings, he is placed at position two as at May 26, 2014, and he has not lost a match in his MMA career. Keep reading to know more about Daniel Cormier’s net worth in 2018.
Daniel Cormier Early Life
Daniel Cormier was born 1979 on 20th March. His birthplace is Lafayette, Louisiana, the United States of America.
After he completed high school, he joined Colby Community college at the junior level. He transferred and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.
After dating for a long time with his girlfriend, Salina, they eventually got married in June 2017. He and Salina have two children, a son, and a daughter. Before marrying Salina, he was previously married to a woman named Robin. He previously had a daughter who died in an accident in 2003. The daughter was born by a fellow athlete Carolyn Flowers who is from Oklahoma State.
Daniel Cormier Career
Daniel began his career in his high school days at Northside High. He started as a wrestler. He was involved and participated in several junior wrestling tournaments. It is in his high school days when he was voted as the most outstanding wrestler state of the tournament. He had a record of 101-9 by the time of completing high school.
When he joined college, Cormier continued his participation in the wrestling tournaments. He won Junior college National Championships twice. Immediately after graduating from University with his Bachelor’s Degree, he decided to pursue his wrestling career fully.
After joining Oklahoma State University, he went ahead to be part of Division 1 wrestling team. When he was twenty-one, he participated in a national wrestling tournament. He successfully emerged the third seed. He easily reached the finals of the 184-pound weight class in the year 2001.
He represented the USA at international wrestling tournaments. He held the title “Senior US national Champion” between 2003 and 2008. That was a period of five years.
He did not successfully participate in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics despite being selected and appointed as the captain of the wrestling team due to kidney failure as he had lost too much weight. He participates in wrestling world Championships where he finished top 5 in 2003 and 2007.
He signed an eight-fight deal with the Strikeforce, which led to him facing opponents such as John Devine among others.
Cormier joined UFC in 2013. He defeated Roy Nelson at UFC 166, Patrick Cummins at UFC 170 and Dan Henderson at UFC 173.
He participated in other several tournaments. He appeared in televisions programs as well. This includes: Wrestling (2004), MMA Uncensored Live(2012), Countdown to UFC(2014), Mike and Mike in the morning(2016) and speak for yourself(2016). Additionally, Cormier won the bronze medal at the world championships in Greco-Roman wrestling, in 1995.
Awards & Achievements
Daniel Cormier has had a very successful wrestling career. He has won a total of 19 matches, six by knockout, six by submission and seven by decision. Daniel has lost only one match. Daniel has also received several medals. Daniel won two gold medals at the Pan African Championship. In Pan American games which he participated, he won a gold and bronze. He also bagged bronze at the World Championships in 2007.
He was once selected as team captain of the USA wrestling team at 2008 summer Olympics.
Net worth of Daniel Cormier
Daniel Cormier has a net worth of $4 million. The income has mainly been generated from the matches he has been participating. Cormier has won not only two bronze but also three gold medals. In addition to that, he has taken part in UFC matches which are paid per view. That explains how the martial artist has amassed his current net worth.
Daniel Cormier is an icon in the wrestling sport. He knows how to overcome tragedies, especially in his personal life. Daniel lately faced Jon Jones at UFC 124 on July 29, 2017. Besides fighting, he once portrayed a role in Mantervention.