There’s A Gay Porn Star On The TUF 15 Cast List (Update)

So it looks like there’s a gay porn star on the TUF 15 cast list.

I’m not sure what prompted them to start digging, but MiddleEasy did an extensive search on Dakota Cochrane and pretty much confirmed via facial and tattoo recognition that Cochrane is in fact gay adult film star “Danny.”

I’m going to go out on a limb and assume the TUF producers weren’t aware of that little tidbit when they casted Cochrane, so the question now whether or not they’re going to do anything about it. When Dana White came under attack for being anti-gay, he retorted by claiming that he has absolutely no problem with there being gay fighters in the UFC and if there are, he wishes they would come out.

“I’ll tell you right now, if there was a gay fighter in UFC, I wish he would come out. I could care less if there’s a gay fighter in the UFC. There probably is and there’s probably more than one. I mean, it’s 2012. Give me a break.”

Having a gay fighter in the UFC is one thing, but having a gay porn star with plenty of proof on the internet might be a little harder to deal with from a public relations standpoint. It will be interesting to see how they handle it.

Update: MMA Fighting’s Mike Chiappetta spoke to Dakota Cochrane about his controversial past. He says he regrets it and much to my surprise (I assumed wrong above, my bad), Cochrane did disclose it up front and the TUF producers chose him anyways.

“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.”

I failed to mention above that Cochrane recently defeated former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner so he does have skills. I should also note that Cochrane says he had a girlfriend at the time who made him stop and says he is straight. He claims he made around $80,000 from it.

  • Miranduh90

    Haha that’s awesome! Who says homos can’t fight lol? Ah dude that would be so wrong if he got up from a scramble fully torqued… Still wouldn’t be as gay as Brian Embersole or Denis Hallman.

  • Ed Lib

    The question is…who would accept being his training partner????

    thank God I’ll be watching TUF Brasil… 

  • jim genia

    This is awesome on so many levels.  And no way do I believe this guy’s background slipped by the producers.  Scandal = ratings, and this is FOX we’re talking about.

  • Gaybubblestriaghtguy

    lolol wow good luck on the ground with this guy

  • i like sexy time

    Hehehehe! This one will be funny. Once it hits the ground i will be changing channel. Hehehe!

  • http://twitter.com/Warriordave927 warriordave927

    I read on another website someone posted that the ufc can’t really get rid of him now because then people will come out saying that’s its discrimination toward the dude cause he’s gay,I mean I don’t see a reason why they would unless he tried hiding it or didn’t disclose it

    • http://twitter.com/Warriordave927 warriordave927

      Cool so he disclosed it,Dana has no problem with it ,so we shouldn’t either

  • X3angel

    If the UFC really wanted to get rid of him. They would. I personally think it’s disgusting but hey I’m sure that in every sport football/hockey/baseball etc.. have there are a lot of gays that are in the closest and are not coming out at least this dude has the guts to be be up front about it & face the music.

    UFC/Fox R going to milk this for all it’s worth. Chances R this guy might not even make it far so this might be much ado about nothing.

    The other question is if he does make it will other fighters wanna fight him?

    • http://twitter.com/Warriordave927 warriordave927

      I’m pretty sure most fighters are mature enough to not be prejudice toward him for being gay,if he was in it just to get his jollys I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t be successful enough to make it onto the ultimate fighter,martial arts which is a crucial part in MMA usually teaches respect and that probably includes dudes who go the other way,plus I’m sure most fighters worry more about game plan rather than their opponents sexual preference,I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if more fans made a bigger stink about this dudes preference than nick diaz’s marijuana use which is actually illegal in most of this country

      • http://twitter.com/JutsinFinstad Justin Finstad

        I think the stigma is not the fact that hes gay but the fact that hes in gay porn. He sold his body for money which I think most people agree is one of the sleaziest things a person could do. Of course the UFc has this guy on the show though. Not only is he disgusting but he is one of the most talented fighters on the show. I don’t know if anyone really watches TFC but he smashed Varner in June or July.

        • http://twitter.com/Warriordave927 warriordave927

          I saw his fight against varner and I was really impressed,when I saw his name on the tuf 15 roster my thought was that he would probably be one of the more talented dudes on the show but this was before this news came out,I just hope the controversy doesn’t distract him from his goal

          • http://twitter.com/JutsinFinstad Justin Finstad

            Ya him Chris Saunders and Myles Jury will be the names to watch this season. Im pumped we got some real talent on the roster again this season.

          • http://twitter.com/JutsinFinstad Justin Finstad

            Ya him Chris Saunders and Myles Jury will be the names to watch this season. Im pumped we got some real talent on the roster again this season.

  • Isaacwinton

    His Ground and Pound is gonna be NEXT LEVEL!

  • AKSHUN!

    “I could just hide in a hole and no one would know except the people close to me.”  Wasn’t that the problem to begin with ? :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/P7zStrat Roger Dyriec Knowles

    Him Via Triangle . . . win or lose haha

  • Anonymous

    Other stage names he’s used in the past:  Neil and Bob.

    …or is that his takedown defense?  I need a fact checker.

  • Aaron_johnson425

    Wow, there’s a gay porn star on the cast of TUF. Honestly, with a show as gay as TUF, I’m surprised this hasn’t happened years ago. At least on the bright side, nothing he can do will be more straight than GSP dry humping everybody at 170 for 25 minutes at a time. Because that is so heterosexual.

    Oh, yea. And he did murder Jamie Varner. That’s worth mentioning.

  • Dc78

    there are 2 gay porn stars. just one of them only masturbated, nothing else

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