Daniel Cormier is one of the few fighters to have a claim to being the greatest heavyweight fighter of all time. DC is a two-time UFC light heavyweight champion and a one-time UFC heavyweight champion. After Conor McGregor, DC was only the second male UFC fighter to possess two titles in separate divisions at the same time
Although he retired from MMA after losing to Stipe Miocic a second time at UFC 252, the former champ-champ had wins over a prime Alexander Gustafsson, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Stipe Miocic, and Anderson Silva. For his amazing achievements in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), DC was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame as a part of the Class of 2022.
Despite being one of the most lovable MMA figures of all time, not much is known about DC’s personal life. So let’s take a look into Cormier’s family life and how much money he has earned from his MMA career.
Is Daniel Cormier married?
Daniel Cormier has had quite a few relationships throughout his life. However, he finally settled down once he met Salina Deleon. Before meeting Salina, DC had divorced his previous wife, Robin. According to reports online, DC first met Salina Deleon in 2010. In the following year, on February 16, 2011, DC and Salina welcomed their first child, Daniel Jr.
After that, the couple was blessed with another child, Marquita Kalani, on March 4, 2012. The couple took their first step to solidify their relationship and got engaged in 2014. And, nearly 3 years after that, the couple tied the knot. They welcomed their third child, Luna Rose, in 2020. While the couple is currently leading a good life, that was not always the case.
At UFC 187, DC submitted “Rumble” Johnson to become the UFC light heavyweight champion. It was an emotional moment for Cormier who just became the UFC champ. He came a long way since he started fighting in September 2009. In the post-event press conference, he gave a lot of credit to his wife Salina Deleon for sticking by him when the couple was living in a small apartment in 2011.
He added, “We had nothing. Salina and I had nothing. She’s been with me since I had one fight. One time, we had our son, young baby. I was in Strikeforce, and I would barely fight. Salina and I had a 700-square foot apartment in San Jose, California—one bedroom—and we had no money. And my family has no money down in Louisiana. And I was so desperate because we had no gas, we had nothing.
“We were on welfare. We called my parents, and they don’t have much. But my mom, my dad, my brothers and my sister—they pulled together whatever they had and they had $575, and they sent it to Salina and I. And it allowed us to actually get through the month until my next sponsorship check from Cage Fighter came. … It’s great to give this championship to my parents and my fiancee because now, we’re fine..”
What is Daniel Cormier’s net worth in 2023?
According to a report from Celebrity Net Worth, the former UFC light heavyweight, and heavyweight champ is worth $6 million in 2023. Daniel had a long stint in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). At the time of his retirement, Daniel had an MMA record of 22-3-1. As per MMA Salaries, Daniel Cormier has earned an estimated $12,526,933 in his career from fighting.
Some of his biggest paycheques include $2,290,000 for his rematch against Jon Jones at UFC 214. DC earned $1,080,833 for his UFC 200 fight against Anderson Silva. In his trilogy against Stipe Miocic, DC earned an estimated $770,000 (UFC 226), $940,000 (UFC 241), and $930,000 (UFC 252).