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Daniel Cormier to be Inducted into Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame

Cormier to be honored with George Thragos Award.

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On May 20 the George Tragos – Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame announced its 2019 class.

Former Cowboy wrestler and current UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier is being honored with the George Thragos Award.

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Named for George Tragos, who was inducted as a member of the Charter Class in 1999 and who is a namesake of the Pro Hall of Fame, the award is presented to an exceptionally competitive wrestler who adapted his wrestling skills and competitive nature to excel in mixed martial arts.

Daniel Cormier is the current UFC Heavyweight champion while also working for FOX Sports. He was a three-time Louisiana State High School champion, a two-time junior college champion and an NCAA All-American. Cormier finished fourth at the 2004 Olympics and was team captain for the 2008 Olympics but was unable to compete due to injury. He wrestled in the World Championships in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007 when he won a bronze medal. [National Wrestling Hall of Fame]

Cormier will defend his UFC Heavyweight Title vs. Stipe Miocic, Saturday August 17.

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