Patrick Cote Bio: Military, UFC, Wife & Net Worth

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Some of the athletes struggle to live after retirement. Even after being well prepared, it may still result in hiccups.

But in the case of Patrick Cate, his life after retirement is active and productive just like before.

Patrick Cote is 40 years retired professional Canadian mixed martial artist. Moreover, he is well known for his fights in UFC.

Cote competed in three weight divisions, welterweight, middleweight, and light heavyweight. Overall, Cote has a record of 23 wins and 11 losses in his MMA career. 

Cote at UFC 210 weighin
Cote at UFC 210 weigh-in

At present, he is still living busy professional life as well as happy family life after retirement. He is a UFC analyst, speaker, and social worker.

Furthermore, he owns a sports complex and also acts as an MMA trainer there. 

Cote also was served in the army before transitioning into MMA. Likewise, he also loves riding boats in his free time.

Other than that, find more about his professional and personal life stays with us till the end. 

Quicks Facts

Name Patrick Cote
Date of Birth February 29, 1980
Birth Place Rimouski, Quebec, Canada
Nick Name The Predator
Age 44 years
Gender Male
Religion Unknown
Nationality Canadian
Ethnicity Unknown
Horoscope Pisces
Education Unknown
Body Measurement Unknown
Height 5’11” (1.80 m)
Weight 77 kgs (170 lbs)
Body Mass Index (BMI) 23.7
Build Athletic
Reach 71 inches (180 cm)
Shoe size Unavailable
Hair Colour Black
Eye Colour Black
Tattoo Yes
Father Name Unknown
Mother Name Unknown
Siblings Unknown
Marital Status Married (Valerie Boissy)
Children Auguste (daughter), Raf (son)
Profession Retired mixed martial artist (MMA)
Category Welterweight (2012-17), Middle Weight (2005-12), Light Heavyweight (2002-05)
Ranking Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Black belt), Judo (Black belt)
Awards and achievement MFC Middleweight Championship (1 time)
Team Brazilian Top Team Canada
Fighting Style Boxing
Stance Orthodox
Reach Unknown
Professional debut 2002
UFC debut October 22, 2004
MMA record 23-11-0 (Wins- Loss- No Contest)
Association Ultimate Fighting Championship
Net worth $1.2 million (estimated)
Social media InstagramTwitter
Merch  MMA Gloves, MMA Punching Bag
Last Update  April, 2024

Patrick Cote | Early Years and Background

Patrick Cote was born on 29th February 1980 in Rimouski, Quebec. To date, he is 44 years old and of Canadian nationality. Similarly, he is nicknamed The Predator. 

The details regarding his family members are not disclosed. So, the name of his parents and siblings are still unknown.

But he has mentioned a single mother raised him in a poor environment. Cote further mentions during his childhood, his family was always helped and supported by many people. 

When Cote was 19 years old in 1999, he joined the Canadian army.

He was in the Royal 22nd Regiment. During his time in the military, he learned judo, MMA, and boxing.

Likewise, he also fought in armature and professional fights despite being in the army. 

Later, in 2002 he was deployed to Bosnia for the mission. Cote was assigned as an armed vehicle driver to help local people and rebuild the nation. Cote states his mission experience is what defined him today. 

In 2004, Cote left the military to find a future in competitive sport. Although he doesn’t regret his time in the army, he has more preference for MMA. 

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Patrick Cote | Height & Body Measurement

Although being a retired MMA fighter, Cote has still maintained his body to perfect form. Likewise, there is no difference between his past and present body.

It may be because of his involvement in MMA training at the present date too. Currently, he acts as a physical trainer in Centrexpn gym. 

Cote regularly does gym workouts in addition to training too. Not only training, but Cote is also diet conscious and manages his diet properly.

According to Cote best way to succeed is no cheating in training and diet. That may be the reason he still has that athletic body. 

Cote stands 5 ft 11 inches (1.80 m). Similarly, he weighs around 77kg (170 lbs).

After calculating his given height and a weight value, his BMI is 23.7. Furthermore, Cote has a reach of 71 inches (180cm). 

Patrick Cote | Ultimate Fighting Championship

Bad Start

On 22nd October 2004, Cote made his UFC debut at UFC 50 against Tito Ortiz. Cote describes his debut crazy experience as he was facing his childhood idol.

He was undefeated with 5-0 in his MMA career to date. But Cote lost the fight in the third round by unanimous decision. 

Cote took the fight on short notice, and UFC officials were impressed by his toughness and willingness.

Later, in 2005 he returned to UFC again but lost 2 of his fight.

The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback

In 2006 Cote competed in the fourth season of The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback.

Likewise, he defeated Jorge Riveria and Edwin Dewees in the exhibition match to reach the season finale.

However, in the finale, he lost the fight in the first round against Travis Lutter.

First Win & Title Shot

On 3rd February 2007, Cote won his first-ever UFC fight at UFC 67. He defeated Scott Smith in the third round by unanimous decision.

Later, in a fight against Kendall Grove and Dre Mc Freddies, he has awarded a Knockout of the Night.

After defeating Ricardo Almeida at UFC 86, he extended his winning streak to 4 matches. Later, he was given a title shot.

Patrick Cote vs. Anderson Silva

On 25th October 2008, Cote faced Anderson Silva, UFC middleweight Champion at UFC 90. Although Anderson took the first 2 rounds, Cote was giving him a tough time.

However, he suffered an injury on the backside of his right leg. So, referee Dean declared the TKO win for Anderson as Cote could not continue to fight.

Patrick Cote vs Anderson Silva
Patrick Cote vs. Anderson Silva

Cote became the first-ever UFC fighter to fight Anderson until the third round.

He also mentions that every fighter who faced him before was losing the fight before the start of the fight. But he didn’t have any fear to fight him.

Later Cote did surgery to repair his knee. So, he was absent for one and half years.

But after his return, he went to lose 3 consecutive fights. So, UFC released him after his 4-7 record.

After being released by UFC on 18th January 2011, Cote joined Montreal’s Ringside MMA. He won all of his fight in the promotion.

Similarly, Cote defeated Kabob Starnes, Todd Brown, Crafton Wallace, and Gustavo Machado before leaving.

Return to UFC

On 7th July 2012, he returned to UFC to face Cung Le at UFC 148. He defeated Le by unanimous decision.

On 16th March 2013, Cote first time fought in the welterweight division. He defeated Bobby Voelker by unanimous decision.


On 14th June 2013, Cote became a coach for The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia. He describes it as 10 times tougher to be a coach than a contestant.

Later, he faced opposite side team coach Kyle Noke on 16th April 2014 at the finale. Cote defeated Noke by unanimous decision.

Fast forward to 23rd August 2015; Cote faced Josh Burkman at UFC Fight Night 74. Later, he became the first fighter to ever TKO Burkman.

Moreover, both fighters were also honored with Fight of the Night. Then on 17th January 2016, Cote defeated Ben Saunders by TKO in the second round. His victory was the last to win in the MMA.

However, he lost his last two fights against Donald Cerrone and Thiago Alves. Then, on 8th April 2017, Cote announced retirement after his loss to Alves at UFC 210 

Patrick Cote | Personal Life

Patrick Cote is married to Valerie Boissy. Valerie seems to be a private person, so much information about her is not available. The couple has two children together, daughter Raf and son Auguste. 

Cote is a boat guy. He seems to love his free time traveling in his boat. Cote also knows how to ride the boat.

On his Instagram, he has a highlight section on how he spends his time in the boat.

Cote (left) at UFC studio
Cote (left) at UFC studio

After retiring, Cote seems to be living a busy life. Firstly, he is a french commentator and analyst for UFC.

Likewise, in 2019 he initiated a french podcast named “Dans la cage” for boxing and MMA. 

For the past 2 years, Cote has been giving motivational speeches in schools, companies, and sports teams. He also has published a book named “Everything is possible.” 

Cote is also involved in social causes for helping people. Cote is also an ambassador for Tel-Jeunes, Maison Le Phare.

Similarly, he is also a spokesperson for Canada’s injured veterans and Breakfast club.

Cote also has a documentary named LE COMBATTANT: Patrick Cote released. Cote’s role is played by himself. In the documentary, it shows his career, even his private life.

Patrick Cote | Salary and Net Worth

Patrick Cote made $9,25,000 from his UFC career

During the beginning of his UFC career, Cote’s initial career was $10,000 and an extra $10,000 for the win.

But after starting his UFC career with a 0-3 record, his contract was cut to $5,000 for the fight and $5,000 for the win. 

However, his salary contracts with a small promotional company have not been revealed. Later after his impressive winning streak, his pay eventually increased. 

Sports Diary has published a total earning of Cote per year. But his salary has only been recorded since 2010. In 2010, he made $42,000 followed by $62,000 in 2012.

Likewise, he earned $50,000 in 2013, whereas in 2014, he made $91,000. 

In 2015, Cote made the highest earning of his UFC career. He earned $2,07,000 in 2015. But in 2016, his earning dropped to $1,64,000. 

Cote had many sponsorships and endorsement deals in his fighting career. Some of his sponsors were Hayabusa, one more round clothing.

Besides it, he also made earning from Reebok as a UFC fighter. Likewise, he represented Brazilian Top Team in his MMA career.

Even after retiring from UFC, Cote is still making good money. He currently owns a sports complex called center xpn.

As of now, he also works as a UFC analyst and commentator. However, his earning has not been disclosed. The estimated net worth of Cote is around $1.2 million. 

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Social Media Presence

Cote is active on his social media. At present, he has Instagram and Twitter handles. He also has 31.7 k followers on Twitter and 31k followers on Instagram.

Moreover, Cote seems to be a family guy. He usually uploads photos and videos of his wife and children.

Besides his social media handles, Patrick also has a website named Patrick Cote.

Moreover, his website is also a good platform to know better about his life.

Furthermore, Cote has updated about his past, plans, and photos on his website. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the net worth of Patrick Cote?

The estimated net worth of Patrick Cote is $1.2 million. Moreover, he made the majority of his earnings from his UFC career. Cote made $9,25,000 from his UFC fights. 

Who is Patrick Cote’s wife?

The name of Patrick Cote’s wife is Valerie Boissy. They also have two children together named Auguste and Raf. 

Why did Patrick Cote retire?

Cote retired on 8th April 2017 after a loss to Thiago Alves. During his announcement, he placed his gloves in the middle of the ring.

Furthermore, Cote mentioned that he had planned his retirement 2 months before in training camp. Mainly because of series of injuries he was suffering from. 

What is the MMA stats of Patrick Cote?

Overall in his career, Cote fought in 34 MMA fights. Out of which, he won 23 of those and lost 11 times.

Besides MMA, Cote also has fought in professional boxing. But he lost his first ever match and hasn’t fought since then. 

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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