Daniel Cormier

Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier
United States
Style: Wrestling
20/03/1979 (40 yrs)
5’11”/236.5lbs
Reach: 72.5 in/184cm

#5 UFC Pound-for-pound
#2 UFC Light Heavyweight

Accolades: UFC Heavyweight Champion, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament winner, XMMA Heavyweight Champion, KOTC Heavyweight, Pan American Freestyle Wrestling Champion, World Freestyle Wrestling Bronze Medallist, Olympian (2004, 2008 team captain), NCAA Division I All-American wrestler

Record: 22-2-1 (11-2-1 UFC)

Last 5 (3-1-1):
LOSS | Stipe Miocic | TKO (Punches) 4:09 Rd 4 | UFC 241, 17/08/2019
WIN | Derrick Lewis | Submission (Rear-naked choke) 2:14 Rd 2 | UFC 230, 3/11/2018
WIN | Stipe Miocic | KO (Punches) 4:33 Rd 1 | UFC 226, 7/07/2018
WIN | Volkan Oezdemir | TKO (Punches) 2:00 Rd 2 | UFC 220, 20/01/2018
NC | Jon Jones | Overturned – CSAC | UFC 214, 29/07/2019

Next fight: Not booked

Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier is one of the most decorated mixed martial artists of all time, transitioning from an NCAA Division I and Olympic wrestling career to become a UFC double-champ within a decade. Now without both of the UFC belts he won and defended as recently as 2018, Cormier’s career clock is running down as he looks for fights which would even further his esteem in the sport – including trilogy fights with Stipe Miocic and Jon Jones. Standing at just 5’11”, Cormier shot to fame among hardcore fans as he manhandled heavyweight monsters ‘Bigfoot’ Silva and Josh Barnett on his way to Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix glory, boasting an 11-0 record upon entering the UFC. It took just four bouts and a similarly dominant performance against MMA legend Dan Henderson to earn a title shot against Jones. The build-up to their UFC 182 clash was intense, spawning one of the greatest rivalries in the sport’s history, but ultimately ended in Cormier’s first MMA loss. He only had to wait a few months for another shot at UFC gold though, earning the newly vacant title and going on to defend it three times before meeting Jones again. A no-contest is what the record shows as ‘DC’ retained his title, but he was knocked out after Jones landed the head-kick he had eerily predicted in 2015. His Heavyweight return came against Miocic, where Cormier used his dirty boxing to knock the current champ out, defending that strap once before losing it in August, 2019. Now a terrific analyst and commentator, the legacy of DC will live on regardless of if he chooses to fight again.

Best meme moments: “Thug rose!”