Daniel Cormier, 41, is an American mixed martial artist and former Olympic wrestler who signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is a former two-division world champion.

He held the heavyweight and light heavyweight world championships simultaneously. Prior to his UFC career, he was King of the Cage Heavyweight Champion and Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion. As of 17th February 2020, he is #5 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings, #6 in the UFC light heavyweight rankings, and #1 in the UFC heavyweight rankings.

READ MORE:Martin Scorsese-Bio, Net Worth, Movies, Height, Awards, Divorce, Wife, House

What Is The Net Worth Of Daniel Cormier?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cormier’s net worth is estimated at around $6 million as of early 2020. He earns his wealth from his successful career as a UFC fighter.

Daniel Cormier is an American mixed martial artist and UFC FighterImage Source: UFC
Daniel Cormier is an American mixed martial artist and UFC Fighter


Image Source: UFC

As per various online sources, a UFC fighter makes an average of $132,109 to $138,250 annually. Besides this, Cormier also pockets a decent sum of cash from his endorsements deals and sponsorship with big companies like Reebok.

Short Career Highlight

Daniel began wrestling at a young age and won 3 Louisiana state championships in wrestling while attending Northside High. Following his high school graduation, he went to Colby Community College, where he was a two-time junior college national champion at 197 pounds in 1998 and 1999.

Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic in UFC 241Image Source: Forbes


Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic in UFC 241


Image Source: Forbes

During the non-Olympics, he reached the top 5 at the Wrestling World Championships on two occasions in 2003 and 2007. As of 2018, Daniel works as the head wrestling coach at Gilroy High School.

Here Is A Shortlist Of Some Of His Highlight Matches:

  • He won the KOTC Heavyweight Championship on KOTC: Imminent Danger against Tony Johnson
  • Daniel made his Light Heavyweight debut in UFC 173 against Patrick Cummins.
  • Won the vacant UFC Heavyweight Championship in UFC 187 against Anthony Johnson
  • He defended the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship for four times- UFC 192 (against Alexander Gustafsson), UFC 210 (against Anthony Johnson), UFC 214 (against Jon Jones), and UFC 220 (against Volkan Oezdemir)
  • He won the UFC Heavyweight Championship in UFC 230 against Stipe Miocic and defended the title in UFC 230 against Derrick Lewis
  • Cormier lost the UFC Heavyweight Championship in UFC 241 against Stipe Miocic

Biography And Personal Life Of Cormier

Daniel Ryan Cormier was born on 20th March 1979 in Lafayette, Louisiana, the United States of America to Joseph and Audrey Cormier. He has Afro-American descent and is an American as per his nationality.

Cormier grew up alongside his siblings Joseph, Ferral, and Felicia and went to Northside High. He then enrolled at Colby Community College before transferring to Oklahoma State University from where he graduated with a degree in sociology.

Did You Know? Daniel is a dedicated fan of the New Orleans Saints and professional wrestling.

Who Is Cormier’s Wife?

The 41-year-old wrestler is married to his long-term lover Salina. He was engaged to Salina by 2011 and welcomed their son Daniel Jr. on 16th February 2011, who is training in amateur wrestling at AKA.

Daniel with his wife Salina and childrenImage Source: Evolve MMA


Daniel with his wife Salina and children


Image Source: Evolve MMA

On 4th March 2012, the couple welcomed their second child and exchanged their wedding vows in June 2017.

Previously, he was reportedly married to a woman named Robin. He also shared a daughter (deceased) with his former girlfriend.

Here Is A List Of Daniel’s Earnings From His Matches To Date:

Win/Lose Match Earnings
Win Strikeforce Challengers: Cormier vs. Frazier $10,000
Win Strikeforce Challengers: Cormier vs. Devine $500
Win Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Ant. Silva $100,000
Win Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Barnett $100,000
Win Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Staring $120,000
Win UFC on Fox: Cormier vs. Mir $126,000
Win UFC 166: Cormier vs. Nelson $140,000
Win UFC 170: Cormier vs. Cummins $160,000
Win UFC 173: Cormier vs. D. Henderson $170,000
Lose UFC 182: Cormier vs. Jones $140,000
Win UFC 187: Cormier vs. Johnson $230,000
Win UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson $280,000
Win UFC 200: Cormier vs. Ant. Silva $540,000
Win UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson $640,000
Lose UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones $1,040,000
Win UFC 220: Cormier vs. Oezdemir $590,000
Win UFC 226 $590,000
Win UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis $540,000
Lose UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic $540,000

In other words, his total career earnings are estimated at around $6,056,500.