UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is definitely keeping himself busy – and planning for the future at the same time.
Cormier told MMA Fighting that he has been named the head wrestling coach at Gilroy High School in California.
“This opportunity is huge for me,” Cormier said. “Wrestling has been the foundation for everything I’ve done. I’m excited to coach a great team in Gilroy and excited to give back to the town that has accepted me and my family so openly.
“Thank you to (principal) Dr. Marco Sanchez for giving me this opportunity and thanks to my wife Salina for allowing me to pile more onto an already full plate.”
Along with being an active fighter and FOX Sports analysis, Cormier also coaches his own AKA Youth Wrestling club team.
Cormier also stated that he will not take any money from the high school, instead giving his stipend to his assistant coaches, Shawn Bunch and Kyle Crutchmer.
Up next for Cormier will be a bout with Stipe Miocic for Miocic’s heavyweight title this July. The two were also coaches for the current season of The Ultimate Fighter, which debuted this past Wednesday night.