We're just two days away from the premiere of The Ultimate Fighter Live, and one of the more intriguing storylines going into the elimination fights has been that of Dakota Cochrane and his history with gay pornography.
You've probably heard the story by this point. Cochrane was desperate for money during his college years and was lured into filming gay pornographic films for a lot of money. Cochrane regrets the decision and isn't trying to hide it from anyone; he disclosed the information to UFC officials and executives from FX during the tryout process.
Cochrane isn't really sure what he'll be facing if he makes it into the house. I'd like to believe that all of these fighters are intelligent enough to understand Cochrane's decision and not make a big deal of it. I'd like to believe that, but I'm also not naive enough to believe it'll actually come to fruition.
One fellow Ultimate Fighter cast member isn't giving it a second thought. Urijah Faber told MMA Weekly that he has no problems coaching Cochrane in the house, and if the guys in the house decide to make fun of him, well, they'll ultimately end up having to face him in the cage.
I'm interested to see where his head's at with the whole thing. That will be a big deciding factor on how everyone else deals with it. It's going to come up, there's no doubt about that. It's not a subject that just gets looked over.
If these guys want to make fun of him or pick on him or whatever, they may be getting beat up by him, so I wouldn't make him look too bad cause if you're going to break a guy down and he beats you up then that kind of makes you look bad.
I don't have a problem coaching the kid. I would maybe talk him out of doing something so degrading to himself if it comes up again, but other than that just wish the best for him.
Cochrane's story is just one of several intriguing aspects going into this show.