Dakota Cochrane is not a gay man

by Mike Chiappetta | source: mmafighting.com

Gay fighters are nothing new. The Spartans were so tough the form of Pankration they practiced allowed even biting and eye gouging in competition, and were encouraged to enter homsoexual relationships as a way to build military cohesiveness. Modern MMA has had several fighters who are known to be bisexual, and at least one, Shad Smith, who is entirely comfortable and public with his sexual preference.

Stil, it was still notable when it was learned that proepective TUF15 fighter Dakota Cochrane had starred in a number of gay pornographic videos. However, Cochrane, a 25-year-old father of two with a beautiful fiancee, has said firmly that he is straight, and that participation in gay pornography while in college was a mistake in the past.

While the statement initially seems absurd - the expression "you suck dick or you don't" sums it up - there is a long tradition of married, straight porn actors appearing in gay porn for the money. And that is what Cochrane says, he did it for the $80,000 he made as a broke college kid.

Cochrane made no effort to keep his past a secret, and told prospective management companies about his past, which resulted in no management, until a friend stepped in. Opponent's have dropped out of fights over it, and promoters have withdrawn offers.

"Every time I was down there, I hated it," Cochrane told UFC/2012/2/28/2831727/dakota-cochrane-discusses-controversial-past-as-he-prepares-to-chase" target="_blank">MMA Fighting.

"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."

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."

Finally, when he admitted to his girlfriend Lacey Sechtem what he was doing, she asked him to stop, and the short-lived career was over.

"People can be shocked, and people can say whatever they need to say, and then we can move on."

"All I can ask. is that people respect that I've overcome something like that and tried to make a negative into a positive."

In other Cochrane news, where most MMA fighters come from a sports background in wrestling, BJJ, or Muay Thai, Cochrane was a college track star, who so excelled in MMA that he earned a knockout in his first, amateur fight, just six month after his first lesson.

With his past out and behind him, the sport can now turn to what is important - can the man fight in the big leagues of the UFC.



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Brabatross site profile image  

5/19/14 4:49 PM by Brabatross

Damn, 80k? Where do I sign up?

Addo site profile image  

5/19/14 4:43 PM by Addo

This one post just rocketed this thread back to the top of the list after two years? Also, ^^^ seek help, i know being sexually confused is difficult and scary but i believe in you.

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5/19/14 4:29 PM by level_

He enjoyed the pleasure of creating hot gay fantasy thoroughly and got paid absurd/obscene amounts of money for it. What a joke?!Who cares? I APPLAUD the ontological nature of it all! Many 'YY' chromosome guys have been there before and will be there afterward. Simply an exhibitionist sexual beast...embrace who you are! Don't say you're sorry or that you exercised poor judgment! Who's feeding you that fodder?! The bible belt?! LAME and WEAK!Nebraska needs help. Good thing it's breaking!

shmuckothemighty site profile image  

3/4/12 1:17 PM by shmuckothemighty

People who fear that acceptance of homosexuality will lead to more people being homosexual can only be people who that fear has a possibility of effecting. Knowing I am not gay, I am not afraid to be around gay people nor am I afraid of my kids learning being gay is acceptable.If you're born gay,you're gay, if you're born straight your straight and if you're bi you're bi.If your straight who cares, nothing gay people do can effect you.The only way it can effect you or anyone else is if you're gay.That's why you get these evangelical nut case preachers who go on anti-gay crusades and get caught on vacations with boy toys.

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3/3/12 4:53 PM by JeffersonDArcyChoke

Dakota has a nicer ass than some of the ladies I've been with. So long as he holds the nuts so they don't swing back; I'd enjoy it more than the fat Waffle House waitress I did doggy style in Atlanta in 2006.

SleepBomb site profile image  

3/3/12 4:02 PM by SleepBomb

 can someone ask him if it hurts more to get punched in the face or inside his butthole?

HELWIG site profile image  

3/3/12 3:50 PM by HELWIG

^Everyone who doesnt agree that homosexuality is a healthy, worthwhile and legitimate lifestyle is themselves gay.Or wishes they were gay.Its really the only thing that makes sense.

The Wizzle site profile image  

3/3/12 3:13 PM by The Wizzle

so in traditional religious cultures(mindfully attempting to live by scripture) where most if not all the men disagree with the gay lifestyle.... are they all homophobes(therefore gay) for thinking about it? Is god gay for forbidding the practice in the first place? I mean he obviously put some thought into it.... I'm not religious, just curious if these folks are gay or not.

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3/3/12 3:05 PM by MMArijuana

Sorry, I seem to be slacking on my gay porn terminology. What does power bottom mean exactly?

Magic8 site profile image  

3/3/12 2:57 PM by Magic8

  Yeah, pretty much.   I just google image searched this guy, and yeah, he's gay.  Nothing wrong with that, imo.  But you can't take it in the ass voluntarily and say you're straight.