Former UFC two-division champion Daniel
Cormier has joined forces with Wimp2Warrior, the grassroots
training program that works to increase participation in MMA.
As part of a multi-year partnership, the Daniel Cormier Wrestling
Academy in Gilroy, Calif., will host “multiple in-person series for
the W2W program,” according to a release. The first season is
slated to begin later this year. W2W vice president and former
Bellator matchmaker Rich Chou announced the news on Tuesday.
“‘DC’ has a true love of the sport and his knowledge and
understanding of MMA is second to none,” Chou said. “Whether it be
his accomplishments in the Octagon, his broadcast work, or his
dedication as a coach developing young athletes, he has solidified
his standing as one of MMA’s most visible global ambassadors. As
W2W continues to accelerate our growth, being able to have a 360
partnership with ‘DC’ further validates our commitment to growing
the sport by converting fandom to participation worldwide.”
Cormier will also serve as a global ambassador for W2W and work
with co-founder and SBG Ireland coach John
Kavanagh to develop the program’s 20-week in-person
“Look, anyone who knows me knows how invested I am in teaching,”
said Cormier. “It’s why I coach wresting at Gilroy High School, why
I opened up my academy and why I am partnering with W2W. This
program represents everything that is good about martial arts and
gives me a chance to give back by being an entry point to men and
women who can’t shake that burning question of ‘can I do
Daniel Cormier Joins Wimp2Warrior Program, Provides Use of Wrestling Academy
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