Daniel Cormier. Biography. best matches
Daniel Cormier - a popular American fighter who speaks in the style of mixed martial arts and is a champion of the UFC's light heavyweight category. He has twice participated in the Olympic Games, was a member of the US national team in freestyle wrestling. On account of his many victories over the most famous athletes like Anthony Johnson, John Jones, Antonio Silva, Josh Barnett and Dan Henderson. In 2016 he received the fourth place in the ranking of the official UFC. And according to Sherdog estimates, it ranks second among athletes, acting in the light heavyweight division.
Brief biography fighter
Daniel Cormier was born in 1979, March 20. His native city - Lafayette, which is in the state of Louisiana. Daniel Family is quite large. He has two brothers, the elder and the younger, and sister. During high school Cormier became interested in wrestling. He was a talented young man, so quickly achieved success in the ring. In Louisiana, Daniel three times received the title of champion in wrestling. In high school, he won fights several times. After teaching at the school, Daniel decided to go to Colby Community College. Where he twice won the national championship. After college graduation, he wanted to pursue a career amateur wrestler. In 2007 he managed to get a place in the United States national team in freestyle wrestling. And in 2008, he has already participated in the Summer Olympics.
Early career. Contracts with Strikeforce
After the success of the Olympic Games Daniel Cormier he decided to leave his studies in freestyle wrestling. He began to be interested in mixed martial arts, so all of his free time to feed dedicated hard training. His sparring partners were the most well-known and strong fighters. After some time, Cormier was seen by Strikeforce. He was offered to sign a contract. He agreed and made his debut in the promotion Strikeforce Challengers. During participation in this show, he held an important official match. His opponent was Gary Fraser, who won Cormier, technically knocking. The second battle against John Devine also crowned with victory.
The rise of the career ladder. Success and fame
During the Xtreme MMA 2 event, which took place in 2010, Cormier had a very important match. His opponent in the ring was the champion in the category heavyweight Lucas Brown. Daniel defeated his opponent, thus take away his title. After only two weeks, it took second MMA tournament. It again took part Daniel Cormier. Johnson became his rival in the battle. The fight was exciting. Many spectators watched the ring, not taking his eyes. After all, Tony Johnson was fast and strong opponent. But Cormier managed to win once again. After that he was able to successfully defend his title by winning a major battle with Koa Palelem. During the tournament Woodley vs Saffiedine Daniel I had a fight with Devin Cole. It was a fight extreme importance, because after the victory over Cole judge announced Daniel undisputed winner.
Participation in the UFC
After Strikeforce closed, Daniel agreed to sign a contract with the UFC. He made his debut in the organization in 2013, in April. His first fight was a success. Daniel became opponent Frank Mir, who fed defeated in three rounds. After another successful battle athlete decides to move in the light heavyweight category. In one important fight of his opponent was Jon Jones. Daniel Cormier fought him for the UFC title. But this fight has become a loss for the fighter. He could not resist the opponent, so the judges gave the victory to Jones, who soon lost his belt, as had problems with the law. In 2016, it was scheduled for a rematch between former adversaries. - Jones Jones Daniel Cormier: The next fight was announced. It was a chance to win over former UFC champion in the light heavyweight category. But during the trial on doping Jones positive reaction was detected. Fighter was replaced by Anderson Silva, who feed laid in the ring.
Almost all of his fights Cormier uses pure boxing techniques. He rarely uses kicks. As Daniel Cormier has excellent school wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he is immune to any attempts to hold the opponent's takedown or throw. Daniel never liked to keep the fight on the ground. Cormier pointedly away from the opponent, thereby allowing him to get to his feet, and then he continues to conduct methodical attack boxing blows. So it was in a fight Daniel Cormier - Jones Jones, though the match was not successful for the fighter. Without a doubt, at the helm perfect fighting technique and lightning fast response to opponents' blows. His boxing tactics often allows the athlete to defeat strong opponents, who do not have such skills.