[Full disclosure: I have no idea what “ultimate fighting,” “UFC,” or “MMA” is, so bear with me. Or, just don’t even read this post. All I know is that there’s a former gay porn star involved.]
MMA fighter Dakota Cochrane has been cast in the upcoming reality series The Ultimate Fighter 15, airing on cable network FX beginning next week. And while Cochrane’s (pronounced COCK-rane) past work as Sean Cody’s Danny has been out in the open for years to anyone who bothered to Google him, this is the first time he’s getting national, mainstream attention as a reality contestant and not just some random fighter. Surprisingly, people aren’t really freaking out that much.
There are 60+ news articles today on the unveiling of this season’s cast (I guess this show is a big deal?), some of which make mention of Cochrane’s past, and the overall tone is, “So what? Who cares?” Even hardcore MMA/UFC bros, who I thought would be more homophobic, don’t give a shit. Maybe it’s because Dakota Cochrane is actually straight, so people aren’t worried that he will try to pull any weird gay shit “in the ring”?
Maybe we are truly living in a post-Dustin Zito reality teevee world where no one cares if you are a famous person who happened to have done some gay porn, so long as you aren’t an actual gay person who did gay porn, of course. That would be insane.
Here is what some of the bros on some blogs are saying. Someone from something called “Middle Easy” types:
The most important [thing] that you must realize is Dakota Cochrane is a bad ass fighter. Let’s forget the absolute mauling Dakota placed on Jamie Varner. The fact that Dakota Cochrane has done gay porn should not deter you from watching his progression through TUF 15 next month. Not at all. In fact, we as a MMA community should embrace a current/former gay porn star into MMA. It’s time to expand the fanbase of this sport that we all love.
We need a guy like Dakota Cochrane in this sport. It’s time for a paradigm shift.
A cool bro from “MMA Mania” quotes one of the head bros from UFC:
Last October, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White said he “didn’t care” if his company employed a gay fighter. In fact, he even went so far as to encourage them to “come out of the closet.” Here’s an excerpt from that conversation: “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.”
And the curious bros at “Bloody Elbow” are just wondering what it all means, and whether a man can engage in physical, intimate, sweaty, full body contact with another sweaty and muscular man, even if he had once worked in gay porn.
Cochrane is best known to MMA fans for his upset win over former WEC champ Jamie Varner last fall. The 25 year-old Cochrane has an 11-2 pro MMA record that also includes a win over four time NCAA Division III wrestling champ Marcus Levesseur.
It will be very interesting to see how Dana White, the UFC and FX handle this news.
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Here’s video of Dakota Cochrane’s “big win” that everyone keeps mentioning. Ultimate Fighter 15 debuts on FX on March 9th.
And, of course, here’s some of Dakota Cochrane/Danny’s best Sean Cody work. See all 16 of his movies here, but my favorites are either the three-way with Parker and Billy, or the infamous five-way fuckfest orgy with Gage, Billy, Nicolas and Ford. Dakota Cochrane/Danny (that’s him riding dick up top on the left and up against the brick on the right) fucks and gets fucked in both:
Watch all 16 movies: Sean Cody—Danny.