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Daniel Cormier
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Cormier in 2017
Born Daniel Ryan Cormier
March 20, 1979 (1979-03-20) (age 42)
Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.
Nickname(s) DC
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 251 lb (114 kg)
Division Heavyweight
(2009–2013, 2018–2020)
Light Heavyweight (2014–2018)
Reach 72 12 in (184 cm)
Style Wrestling
Fighting out of San Jose, California, U.S.
Team American Kickboxing Academy
Trainer Javier Mendez
Rank Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Léo Vieira
Wrestling Olympic Freestyle Wrestling
NCAA Division I Wrestling
Years active 2009–2020 (MMA)
2002–2008 (freestyle wrestling)
Mixed martial arts record
Total 26
Wins 22
By knockout 10
By submission 5
By decision 7
Losses 3
By knockout 1
By decision 2
No contests 1
Other information
University Colby Community College
Oklahoma State University
Notable school(s) Northside High School
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Daniel Ryan Cormier ( born March 20, 1979) is an American retired professional mixed martial artist and amateur wrestler. He is a former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight Champion. Cormier is the second fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously and is the first to defend titles in two divisions. As an international wrestler, Cormier was a six-time US World or Olympic Team Member, a World bronze medalist, a World Cup runner-up, a Pan American Games gold medalist (bronze in 2007) and a two-time Pan American champion. In folkstyle wrestling, he was an NCAA Division I National and two time Big 12 Conference runner-up for the Oklahoma State Cowboys (all losses to the eventual four-time NCAA champion Cael Sanderson from Iowa State) and a two-time NJCAA champion.

Prior to competing in the UFC, Cormier was the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion and King of the Cage Heavyweight Champion. He holds the distinction of having won a world championship belt in every promotion for which he has fought. Cormier is an analyst and commentator for the UFC.

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