Daniel Cormier was born March 20th, 1979 in Lafayette, Louisiana, in the United States. Cormier was a wrestler in high school and college and was named All-American in 2001 losing in the finals to Cael Sanderson. Cormier’s collegiate record was 53-10 with 6 of those losses coming at the hands of the great Sanderson who was undefeated in 159 matches during his collegiate career. In 2009 Cormier decided to try his hand as a professional mixed martial artist and it turned out to be a good decision.
Cormier won the heavyweight title while fighting for King of the Cage, then won the XMMA heavyweight title. After dominating the competition in Strikeforce, Cormier joined the UFC and remained undefeated until he faced Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title and Jones won a unanimous decision. When Jones was suspended for drug use Cormier fought Anthony Johnson for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title and became the champion with a 3rd round submission via rear naked choke. Cormier won’t feel satisfied with the title until he gets another shot at Jones if and when he is reinstated.
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