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Gay porn regrets of TUF 15 contestant

Gay porn regrets of TUF 15 contestant
February 29th 2012

Yesterday, the MMA world learned that TUF 15 contestant Dakota Cochrane had a brief run as a gay porn star some years ago.

The news spread like wildfire and was quickly confirmed by multiple sources. But it turned out there was a twist in the tale, as Cochrane maintains that he is not homosexual but took part in the films on a ‘gay for pay’ basis because he was in college and needed money.

"It's definitely a decision I regret,” he told MMA Fighting. "If I would have known what would happen I definitely wouldn't have done it. But I had money issues and I needed help. I went there to do pictures, and they started throwing pretty high numbers in front of me. I didn't really think. It was a big mistake.

Cochrane - who says he made $80,000 for the video ventures - also says that the UFC was fully informed of his background before agreeing to let him on the show. He says that both he and the UFC are being “a little bit courageous” because they are both potentially opening themselves up for heavy criticism.

At the time he took part in the videos, Cochrane had a long-term girlfriend and they are still together. He ceased his porno roles at her behest and they now have two daughters together and are looking at getting married.

Meanwhile his in-cage activities have earned him an 11-2 record which includes a solid win over former WEC champion Jamie Varner. Cochrane is actually one of the favourites to win The Ultimate Fighter 15, which airs next month.

Comments

  • Jonnie Gilbert

    Posted at 21:54 on February 29th 2012

    Good on the UFC , what does it matter about his past, it's all about his ability as a fighter

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