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TUF’s gay pornstar talks about his past

MMA fighter Dakota Cochrane’s past as a gay pornstar wasn’t exactly a secret before, but it had certainly never been advertised to as many people as it was over the past 48 hours when he was tapped to appear on the upcoming edition of The Ultimate Fighter. Dakota is set to become the Chaz Bono of the season, and we’re likely to learn some interesting insights about our scene if he makes it through the March 9th elimination round and into the TUF house.

Cochrane has been doing some media interviews since the news broke, appearing on Mauro Ranallo’s radio show and also sitting down with the guys at MMA Fighting to explain how he ended up on the ass end of a lucrative porno career:

“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.”

But no matter the size of the mistake, it was one he made no effort to escape on the eve of his biggest opportunity. On his audition tape for TUF, he included an introduction that mentioned all about his past. Everything.

“I think it’s a little bit courageous for both of us,” he said of the UFC’s decision to include him on the show. “I could just hide in a hole and no one would know except for the people close to me. And to them, I was up front. I let them know right away so it wasn’t anything that could come back and bite them in the butt. I think maybe they respected that a little bit. I think some people judge against it, some people will be OK with it. Some people will want me to get my butt kicked, and hopefully others will respect what I’m trying to do.”

The interview also confirms that Cochrane isn’t actually gay, just gay-for-pay. While he says ‘hated’ all that gay pornstarring, the $80,000 he made from the 17 vids he did was enough to keep him going back until his girlfriend / mother of his child / future wife asked him to stop. Which is kinda crazy because gay porn certainly seems to pay much better than the amateur mixed martial arts circuit. And isn’t all that different in the end:

The trauma is just more centralized in gay porn.

It’s pretty cool to hear that the UFC and FX were okay with Dakota’s seedy past and aren’t going to let it get in the way of a potential career in the UFC. While the Baldfather has gone on the record several times to say he’s okay with gay fighters in the UFC, a straight up gay pornstar is several levels of controversy up the ladder. I’m sure the Culinary Union that tried to nail the UFC on being anti-gay will now try to nail them for allowing such filth flarn filth onto the airwaves.

  • frickshun

    He certainly didn’t hide in a hole……HE WAS THE HOLE!!

  • Blackula Jonez

    I always thought back mount was more gay than full mount, but thats just my christian upbrining talking.


    The manliest grappling position of them all is the akward positioning of the crucifix and north south. Extra points if its done with eye contact.

  • P W

    The picture at the end is hilarious!

  • CAP

    Hope Zuffa doesn’t play PC police (just to “prove” they’re “down with diversity”) and make an example of someone in the house when they get drunk and say some mean shit to this guy.

  • CAP

    ^I was gonna say it may be worth watching to see what the other guys say to him at the house. Double jizz my sushi please!

  • iamphoenix

    meme this:

    Top Line: Dakata Cochrane

    Bottom Line: Prefers rear mount

  • agentsmith

    So that’s about $4700 per video. I gather straight porn doesn’t pay the men anywhere near that much?

  • noiseless

    i’m starting to feel bad about my body

  • Reverend Clint

    Not unless you are a BIG name and/or your name i saw on the cover

  • dick

    When you are walking in front of your house and you slip on some ice, it’s a mistake.

    When you bang 17 guys in the ass for 80 grand, it’s a DECISION.

    Get it right.

  • agentsmith

    ^ According to that one photo, he’s been on the receiving end at least once.  And that’s what makes it gay, cause only the guy receiving the dick is gay, everyone knows that.

  • iamphoenix

    no but cartmen said if you suck a dudes dick it makes THEM gay. not you. so that guy is totally gay by putting it in his butt.

  • agentsmith

    I let them know right away so it wasn’t anything that could come back and bite them in the butt.

    Tee hee!

  • matthewpolly

    Speaking of Tee hee, did none of my fellow jackals catch this sentence from the original article?

    “The 25-year-old Cochrane, who is not gay, says he earned around $80,000 overall from taping the videos, which he made while a college student at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, where he was an all-league track athlete as a pole vaulter…”

    An all-league pole vaulter, sometimes it’s just too easy.

  • matthewpolly

    A couple of questions:

    1) If his given name is Dakota Cochrane, what was his gay porn name? Or is that his gay porn name? It’s like a real life porn parody: All-league pole vaulter Dakota Cockrane stars in “The Ultimate Fucker” live on FX.

    2) How many gay-for-pay porn videos does it take to go from “not gay” to “bi-curious”? Will Dakota Fanning become America’s first ever openly bisexual professional athlete? Now that would truly break down some barriers.

  • matthewpolly

    3) Best joke from the forums: “Did the 80k include a win bonus?”

  • P W

    I’m ashamed to admit it, but this guy would make me watch an episode of TUF again.

  • P W

    “How many gay-for-pay porn videos does it take to go from “not gay” to “bi-curious”?”

    I’d say the guy is about as straight as you can get. Think about it: have you ever fucked a guy just to make sure you didn’t like it? This guy has. Multiple times. With what I assume must be some really hot young studs. And that… in depth… field testing still didn’t make him want to switch sides! With that sort of experience I’d say he must be pretty sure of his sexual orientation.

  • noiseless

    should i tell you guise about this one time i fucked a dude in the ass? and that i never did that shit again, because it felt awful? nah. don’t feel like it today.
    butt the moral of the story would be: if you do it more than once – you are a big queery cock munching ladyman homo.

  • matthewpolly

    Ah PW, you are missing my point by making the assumption that there are only two options: gay or straight. Maybe he likes both men and women. Think about it: how many times could you get it up, regardless of the money, to bang a dude if you were not attracted, aroused, or turned on by men? 17 times is a lot of times to grit your teeth, close your eyes, think about the money, and fantasize about Angelina Jolie. Most everybody is cool with women who are bi-curious. But nobody in America is willing to come out as a bisexual man. You’re must either be gay or straight, which is not always the case–look at British boarding schools. Dakota could be the Jackie Robinson for bis.

  • agentsmith

    ^ I’m inclined to agree. Sure there’s lots of women who fake being gay/bi for porn (or attention at clubs & parties), but it’s obviously alot easier for women to fake. It’s okay dude, just admit you’re bi.

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  • P W

    “Ah PW, you are missing my point by making the assumption that there are only two options: gay or straight.”

    Nono, I got that part, it was the idea that gayness is like getting used to eating exotic food (not in the way it sometimes makes your ass sour afterwards, in the way it’s weird in the beginning, then gets better, and after a couple of times you’re in love with fermented yak balls) I didn’t agree with.

    “Think about it: how many times could you get it up, regardless of the money, to bang a dude if you were not attracted, aroused, or turned on by men? 17 times is a lot of times to grit your teeth, close your eyes, think about the money, and fantasize about Angelina Jolie.”

    I’ve seen documentaries on these gay-for-pay guys and they work their asses off (hehe) keeping it up. Naked chick magazines and furious masturbation until the very last second before the camera gets turned on (hehehe) seemed like the most common way to do it, but one guy even had his girlfriend on set (!) while he was performing. But yes, it is impressive in a certain way when you think about it (to set the record straight [hehehe]: I don’t think about it).

  • Reverend Clint

    im impressed this guy made 80k doing something that must have been difficult. probably harder than fighting some of these TUF guys

  • frickshun

    I’ve said this before but it bears repeating: I once had the doc do a (gulp) prostate exam. After he pulled his finger out, I almost puked. That told me all I needed to know about being gay.

    With that said, not sure why anyone with half a brain would give a shit if someone is gay, straight or Clint (unsexable)?

  • Grappo

    I’ve seen docu pieces on regular straight porn, and the male actors were popping pills and injecting chemicals into their dicks just to be able to keep it up with the chick stars.  Arousal isn’t even necessary anymore.

  • Giallo

    lol.. the fuck he’s not homo. I have a girlfriend doesn’t change the facts or his fucking fagetry past.

  • agentsmith

    ^ I saw one where the director asked the guy if the girl would be able to make him come or if he’d have to go jerk off. I guess that’s why there’s often a cut just before the moneyshot.

  • CAP

    It’s a rough market when even fluffer’s can’t find jobs.

  • matthewpolly

    PW, I stand corrected. And I see your point or at least the tip [hehe]. But when I was at grad school in England, I got to talking to some of the Brits who went to boarding school and some of them told me it was a lot like eating exotic food. They got to where they liked it. I’m just saying all of us have been in financial trouble. We got shitty jobs. What kid in Nebraska says you know what I’ll do gay porn if he wasn’t a little curious? And then what kid in Nebraska once he gets out of debt says you know what I’ll just keep doing it until my girlfriend finds out and makes me stop unless he kinda likes it. All I’m saying is he’s probably bi, which is totally cool. It just annoys me when these porn actors (or Republican politicians/preachers) say I’m not gay I just did it for the money (or I had a drinking problem), see I have a wife and kids so I can’t be gay. Right, you’re not gay, but you ain’t straight either.

  • G Funk

    I gots new pics for my avi!

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    G Funk = the only Jackal I wanted to hear from on this issue.

    If this was any other site, I’d be really depressed you guys care this much.  Thankfully this is FL and I got “pole-Vaulter” out of the thread.

  • iamphoenix

    for the record, i’m not the “you guys care this much” group. It’s just ammo for lulz.

  • Bri

    What a boring thread this is. Mostly a bunch of insecure school boys debating school boy topics. He’s a fighter…obviously a lunkhead, so who cares if he also did gay pornos. It’s all prostitution.

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