Daniel Cormier, just weeks removed from his second UFC fight where he defeated Roy Nelson at UFC 166, has inked a new deal with the promotion and now he's eyeing his light heavyweight debut in 2014.
The two-time Olympian confirmed the signing with UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani, but wasn't able to state how many fights the new contract covered. Sources later stated that...
Daniel Cormier and his two kids take advantage of the one day a year you are encouraged to eat until you pass out!
Kenny Florian and Daniel Cormier get ready for UFC Tonight
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Daniel Cormier is ready to take on Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson in tonight’s co-main event. Always nice to have the support of your family like DC does. Good luck tonight to both Daniel and Roy!
Luke Rockhold enjoys a night out in San Diego
Big Country does pre fight promotion
Long before Daniel Cormier and "King" Mo Lawal were aspiring mixed martial artists, the pair of future champions were already friends after both attending Oklahoma State as part of the wrestling program.
Cormier and Lawal remained friends after college, and in 2009 while both were learning the craft of fighting they decided to form a new bond called 'Team Thirsty&...
At one time it seemed that Daniel Cormier would head straight from Roy Nelson to a light-heavyweight title shot as long as he could emerge with a win at UFC 166 . That's no longer the case, with things complicated by all of the recent developments at 205. Interestingly, that may also affect Nelson as well. After years of hearing calls to move down to light-heavyweight, now he...
In a world built around measurements, athletic accomplishments are always judged more by subjective opinion more than actual facts. It's easy to look at an NFL game and say that a team is 10 yards from a touchdown or inches away from a first down. It's much harder, however, to compare one team's season versus another and declare which was more successful.
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UFC heavyweights Roy “Big Country” Nelson and Daniel Cormier have been having a twitter battle over the last little while and it seems that both parties have set a date for their fight. UFC 166 will see these two heavy hitters match up against each other in Cormier’s UFC debut. Given the official announcement of [...]
5'10" 230 lbs (Heavyweight)
71" reach, Orthodox
May 24, 1979
11-0 (UFC: 0-0)
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The fast track to receiving a UFC light heavyweight championship is now clear. The less you fight in the division, the better chance you have of being named number one contender.
Daniel Cormier captures the Strikeforce Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament with an impressive performance against Josh Barnett. Cormier, who remains undefeated, showcased fast and accurate striking while also mixing in timely high kicks. In addition, the former Olympic wrestler easily controlled the ground game with punishing top control.
Daniel Cormier on winning the Strikeforce...