Former Gay Porn Star Turned TUF 15 Contestant, Dakota Cochrane: “It’s definitely a decision I regret.”

Ultimate Fighter 15 contestant Dakota Cochrane made headlines earlier this week for his previous role as “Danny” in gay porn, has spoke out on the hot topic.

Cochrane (11-2) is best known for his lopsided unanimous decision win over Jamie Varner at Titan Fighting Championship 20 last September. That win, along with his overall record, was enough to earn him a spot on the FX Channel reality show. Cochrane insists he is not gay, rather suffered from a “temporary lapse in judgment” stemming from financial struggles in college. He reportedly made upwards of $80,000 for his participation in the videos.

Cochrane, speaking via MMAFighting, said:

“It’s definitely a decision I regret. 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. I think it’s a little bit courageous for both of us. I could just hide in a hole and no one would know except for the people close to me. And to [the UFC], 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. I’m looking forward to getting it done and over with. People can be shocked, and people can say whatever they need to say, and then we can move on.”

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