Daniel Cormier is a former American proficient mixed martial artist and wrestler of the Olympics who has an aggregate net worth of $12 million. He became well-known worldwide at the 2004 Olympic Wrestling by obtaining 4th place, losing in the semifinals.
Since 2000, Daniel Cormier has won 5 out of eight matches in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championship, 37 out of 43 games in freestyle wrestling, and 22 out of 25 professional mixed martial arts.
Daniel Cormier possesses gold and silver medals from several championships and received awards from different award-giving foundations, including ESPY Award for being the best mega fighter in 2018, World MMA Award in the category of Analyst of the Year in 2019, etc.
Denial Cormier earned his maximum wealth during his former career when he was a professional mixed martial artist and a freestyle wrestler.
But now he is working at UFC as an analyst and his income per day is not that high compared to the income he did during his mainstream career.
His recent periodic income is listed below:
- Yearly income: $633.33K
- Monthly payment: $52.7K
- Weekly income: $12.17K
- Daily income: $1.7K
- Hourly income: 72.3 dollars
Sources of Earning
Daniel Cormier, a former professional mixed martial artist who fought many mixed martial art matches in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Before that, he played as a freestyle wrestler.
At present, he is working as an analyst and evaluator in UFC. His earning sources are given below in a list format:
- Fighting as a freestyle wrestler
- Fighting as a professional mixed martial artist
- Working as an analyst and evaluator
- Selling merchandise from official UFC Store
- From social media
Fighting as a Freestyle Wrestler
In 2000 and 2001, Daniel Cormier participated in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in the freestyle wrestling section and won 5 matches. But in college, students do not get paid in this tournament.
In 2003, Daniel started his mainstream career by participating in the World Championship and secured 5th position. From 2003 to 2008, he entered different championships and the Olympics as a freestyle wrestler.
From 2003 to 2008, Daniel participated in 15 championships in which he fought 45 matches and won 39 games, including World Championships, US Nationals, Summer Olympics, US Olympics, etc.
Daniel was paid from 80 thousand to 300 thousand US dollars per championship session. The championship name and participation year is given below:
|Name of the Championship||Participation years|
|World Championships||2003, 2005, 2006, 2007|
|US Olympic Team Trials||2004, 2008|
|US Nationals||2005, 2006, 2007, 2008|
|US World Team Trials||2006, 2007|
|Dave Schultz Memorial||2007|
Fighting as a Professional Mixed Martial Artist
After June 2008, Daniel Cormier started to train himself to become a professional mixed martial artist.
In September 2009, he appeared in the Strikeforce Challengers event as a Mixed Martial Artist and won his first match as a professional MMA.
In his long 11 years mixed martial arts career, he has barely lost a match. He fought in the UFC from 2013 and played a total of 15 games out of 26 games. Besides, he also appeared in Strickforce Challengers, XMMAs, and KOTC.
Daniel was paid around 500 thousand dollars per match in the UFC. Approximately 250 thousand dollars were paid for games in the Strikeforce and XMMAs.
Working as an Analyst and Evaluator
Daniel Cormier has taken retirement from his MMA and freestyle career in August 2020 after being defeated by Stipe Miocic. And since then, he started his career as an analyst and a commentator in the UFC.
Denial is paid a total of 50 thousand dollars per match for being a commentator and on special events he is paid up to 100 thousand dollars.
Selling Merchandise from UFC Online Store
Daniel Cormier has an official webpage in the UFC Online Store where he sells his iconic merchandise such as Denial Logo T-shirt, iconic hoodie, Bubblehead toy, stickers, etc.
From the online store, he can earn money from his fan followers who watched his matches.
From Social Media
Daniel has accounts on social media that is, Twitter, and Instagram. But he has no official channel on YouTube.
Denial has a total of 2.8 million followers on Instagram with 830 posts. Besides, he has an aggregate of 1.1 million followers.
From social media, he earns a huge amount of ad revenue by showing ads to his followers while watching his posts.
As a wrestler and mixed martial artist, he earned his maximum money from his matches in different events and championships.
But he promotes some companies like cbdMD, Monster Energy and Reebok, and in exchange he earns money. Per promotion he gets around 75 thousand dollars.
Biography of Daniel Cormier
|Full Name||Daniel Ryan Cormier|
|Date of Birth||20 March 1979|
|Place of Birth||Lafayette, Louisiana, USA|
|Height||5 feet 9.5 inch|
|Net Worth||$12 million|
Daniel Cormier spent his childhood in Lafayette, Louisiana. Daniel’s father was shot dead in 1986 by his father’s second wife’s father.
Daniel went to Northside High and there he completed his high school. He participated in the Louisiana State Championship 3 times and won the championships in wrestling.
Daniel was voted twice for being an outstanding freestyle wrestler. When he was only 16 years old, he won the World Championship by participating in Greco Roman Wrestling.
He completed his college from Colby Community College situated in Kansas. And after that he was admitted to Oklahoma State University and studied sociology. After graduating from Oklahoma State University, he started his professional freestyle wrestling career.
- https://ufcstore.com/collections/fighter_daniel-cormier — Online Store
- https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2696653/ — Daniel Cormier IMDb
- https://www.ufc.com/athlete/daniel-cormier — Daniel Cormier UFC Info