Daniel Ryan Cormier is an American former professional mixed martial artist, amateur wrestler, and current commentator for the UFC. He was born on March 20, 1979 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 fighter to have title defences 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.
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.
Is Daniel Cormier a BJJ black belt?
Daniel Cormier isn’t black belt. He has brown belt. Daniel Cormier is a phenomenal grappler. His wrestling credentials speak for themselves and he has showcased his submission skills in UFC title fights. Interestingly, unlike a lot of MMA fighters, DC embraced it early in his BJJ journey and it surprised many when he was awarded his brown belt by Checkmat’s Leo Vieira back in 2013.