Daniel Ryan Cormier (born March 20, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist and former Olympic wrestler. He is signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is a former two-division world champion, having held the heavyweight and light heavyweight world championships simultaneously. Cormier is the second of four fighters in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously, and the first and only fighter to defend titles in two weight classes.
Prior to the UFC, Cormier was 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. UFC president Dana White and UFC commentator Joe Rogan are among numerous mixed martial arts (MMA) pundits who consider Cormier to be one of the greatest mixed martial arts fighters of all time. He also is an analyst and commentator for the UFC. As of October 21, 2019, he is #6 in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings.