Another Oklahoma State University wrestler.
Daniel Cormier is the reigning light heavyweight and heavyweight champion of the world. He owes it all to his wrestling.
Similarly to Liddell, Cormier uses his wrestling in reverse. That is to keep the fight on the feet or rather where he wants the fight to be. But like many fighters on this list, “DC” has developed some serious knockout power.
Cormier has become a true mixed martial artist. He can finish the fight wherever it goes and is adept at doing so.
Cormier credits the grind of wrestling practice as a supreme character builder.