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Daniel Cormier Career Earnings In The UFC

Daniel Cormier Career Earnings In The UFC

Daniel Cormier Career Earnings In The UFC

Daniel Cormier career earnings in the UFC total up to more than $6 million.

Cormier, 40, is one of the greatest fighters to ever step into the octagon.

After an extremely successful wrestling career that saw him take 4th in the 2004 Olympics and be named captain of the United States team in 2008, he switched to mixed martial arts (MMA).

Cormier’s first legit fight came in 2009 at a Strikeforce event against Gary Harris, who he defeated in the second round via punches. He was 31 years old at the time.

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The run of dominance would continue for Cormier, as he emerged victorious in his next 14 bouts before finally losing at UFC 182 to Jon Jones.

Cormier would go on to fight Jones once more in a bout that was later ruled a No Contest due to Jones testing positive for banned substances.

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In July 2018 Cormier became only the second fighter to simultaneously hold two UFC belts when he defeated Stipe Miocic to win the heavyweight championship of the world – a belt he paired with the light heavyweight championship of the world.

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At UFC 241, in August 2019, he lost the heavyweight belt to Miocic.

Regardless of whether he chooses to continue fighting or call it quits after that defeat, Cormier will go down as one of the greatest fighters in the sport’s long, illustrious history.

Here is a breakdown of Cormier’s paydays over the years.

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Please keep in mind, these are disclosed figures only. They do not take bonuses or undisclosed payments into account.

UFC Belt

Strikeforce: Barnett vs Kharitonov – Sept 10/11 – Win (Ant. Silva) – $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 win bonus)

Strikeforce: Barnett vs Cormier – May 19/12 – Win (Barnett) – $100,000 ($50,000 to show, $50,000 win bonus)

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs Saffiedine – Jan 12/13 – Win (Staring) – $120,000 ($60,000 to show, $60,000 win bonus)

UFC on Fox: Henderson vs Melendez – Apr 20/13 – Win (Mir) – $126,000 ($63,000 to show, $63,000 win bonus)

UFC 166 – Oct 19/13 – Win (Nelson) – $140,000 ($70,000 to show, $70,000 win bonus)

UFC 170 – Feb 22/14 – Win (Cummins) – $160,000 ($80,000 to show, $80,000 win bonus)

UFC 173 – May 24/14 – Win (D. Henderson) – $170,000 ($85,000 to show, $85,000 win bonus)

UFC 182 – Jan 2/15 – Loss (Jones) – $140,000 ($90,000 to show, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)

UFC 187 – May 23/15 – Win (Johnson) – $230,000 ($90,000 to show, $90,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus)

UFC 192 – Oct 3/15 – Win (Gustafsson) – $280,000 ($95,000 to show, $95,000 win bonus, $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)

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UFC 200 – Jul 9/16 – Win (And. Silva) – $540,000 ($500,000 to show, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)

UFC 210 – Apr 8/17 – Win (Johnson) – $640,000 ($600,000 to show, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)

UFC 214 – Jul 29/17 – Loss (Jones) – $1,040,000 ($1,000,000 to show, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)

UFC 220 – Jan 20/18 – Win (Oezdemir) – $590,000 ($500,000 to show, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $40,000 Reebok sponsorship)

UFC 226 – July 7/18 – Win (Cormier) – $590,000 ($500,000 to show, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $40,000 fight week incentive pay)

UFC 230 – Nov 3/18 – Win (Lewis) – $540,000 ($500,000 to show, $40,000 fight week incentive pay)

UFC 241 – Aug 17/19 – Loss (Miocic) – $540,000 ($500,000 to show, $40,000 fight week incentive pay)

Total Career Earnings: $6,056,500

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