Daniel Cormier is a former resident of Lafayette. While attending Northside High School in Lafayette he earned three state championships in wrestling.

According to one internet site his combined high school wrestling record was 101 wins to only 9 losses. Needless to say Daniel Cormier knows how to fight and how to win.

Cormier, who is now based out of San Jose California, currently makes his living as one of the best Ultimate Fighters in the world. He is in fact the light heavyweight champion of that particular sanctioning body. He is set to defend that title at UFC 206 in Toronto. Tickets for that event will go on sale Saturday October 20th.

Cormier's opponent on Saturday December 10th will be Anthony Johnson. Johnson was the man Cormier defeated to win the championship belt in their match at UFC 187.