Urijah Faber Warns Fighters to Watch Their Words to Dakota Cochrane

March 8, 2012
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Urijah Faber
Throughout the history of The Ultimate Fighter, personality has gone a long way to defining the show in regards to many of the participants in and out of the cage.

From YouTube sensation Kimbo Slice being a part of the show to Chris Leben’s war with roommate Josh Koscheck to the wild and crazy antics of Junie Browning, all different types have entered the hallowed halls of The Ultimate Fighter house.

This season brings the potential of a whole new subject to the reality show as 10-2 fighter Dakota Cochrane looks to battle his way into The Ultimate Fighter house this weekend.

While the most impressive part of Cochrane’s fight record might be a dominant win over former WEC champion Jamier Varner, it’s what he did before fighting that has become the subject of much interest in the last several weeks.

During his time as a student in college, Cochrane starred in several gay pornography films, and while he has been up front and honest about his past every step of the way, he still has to face 31 other fighters starting on Friday.

Urijah Faber, who will potentially coach Cochrane should he make it on the show, says that it all comes down to his mental toughness because the subject of his past is bound to come up and then it’s all about how he deals with it.

“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,” Faber told MMAWeekly Radio.

“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.”

As far as his role as coach, Faber has no problem working with Cochrane. Having been brought up as a coach for most of his life, Faber has seen all different types on the wrestling mat or in the cage, and he’s not one to judge anybody for the choices they’ve made.

“I don’t have a problem coaching the kid,” said Faber. “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.”

Check out the full interview of Urijah Faber talking about Dakota Cochrane and his place on The Ultimate Fighter Live:


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  • http://www.bloodyfists.net/forums/index.php SHORT_BUS

    Hope the UFC doesn’t try to “send a message” and put the PC stamp on someone in the house after they get drunk and say some insensitive sh!t to this guy.

    • http://www.twitter.com/uncanny390 uncanny390

      I wouldnt be surprised if every reference to it is edited out of the show entirely

      • http://www.bloodyfists.net/forums/index.php SHORT_BUS

        I wouldn’t be surprised if they focused on it and played it up as if to say “hey look at us, we’re all about diversity”. Seems to be a popular theme these days.

        • Booker T

          Very true. Every time you turn a round, there’s a gay guy on tv.

    • opposition13

      TUF is running out of ideas…….UFC rised quick and seems it will go down quick…..

    • opposition13

      I wish this weight class would extinct…..ITS SO BORING TO WATCH…

  • Prodigy815

    Damn this is gonna be crazy

  • lawrensco

    I hope your mother gets bitch slapped in the gracery market.

    • Booker T

      Back at ya bitch.

      • Booker T

        Sounds like somebody bent you over a few times before. lol

        • phrankthetank

          Yea, bigotry isn’t all that funny. Grow up

  • matty

    That is not a nice comment! Who cares! Why is this even being discussed.

  • Towers66

    Great sales idea. Whether they edit out all the gay hate or not, slot of people are gonna tune in just to see. I don’t think it’s even a big deal. I might not choose him to roll with for jitz training but I guess it’s all personal preference.

  • pogodog7

    Faber and GSP are the ultimate good guys of MMA.

  • Wboard42

    I’m with Towers66 he wouldn’t be my first choice to roll with in a Jits session , but he has every right to get in there a do his thing and fight. If the otherfighters are worried about him getting there testicles in a Rear Naked Choke then wear 2 cups.

    • Booker T

      he’d be dry humppin ya

  • lonniebatt

    you know what alot of people dont like Uriah Fabor and to me I dont understand why he is very passionate of the sport and since he has taken on the role as a coach this season he has shown us a different side of him and he is a very intelligent guy and I think he will do really well as a coach on the show,, his response to this situaqtion shows that he has been thinking about the show and already preparing himself for different senaro’s that he may encounter… I believe this cockran kid does have alot to be aware of and hope he is able to get through what is going to happen to him cause it it is going to come up in the house for sure cause he really is a good little fighter…

  • philmckracken

    If he gets somebody in the north south position I’m gonna puke!!!!

  • pooby

    When I first saw the title to this article, I thought that maybe people would be calling this guy Dakota Cock-ring. Then I read the article and….wow.

    They never said if the dude was actually gay. It’s possible he did some homo porn, but isn’t actually gay. Maybe he was just really desperate for the money.

    • phrankthetank

      Exactly! The dude was broke in college and got paid 80000 to do it. He’s got kids and a fiancée

      • Booker T

        Just because he’s married and children doesn’t mean he’s not gay. He did gay porn, he’s got to be a little something there. I wouldn’t do that for a million dollars. I would rather clean a sh!tter than eat one.

        • phrankthetank

          I never commented on whether I thought it was worth it, just stating the facts. the guy’s past is his past, he’s a mixed martial artist now and apparently a pretty good one.

      • philmckracken

        If thIts what it takes to get throhge callage ide juss stay dumm. 80000? Good reason to take it in the pooper. Frrrt. Pun intended.

        • phrankthetank

          Yes, it is painfully obvious that you never had to worry about paying for college.

      • macgrubber

        Call me old school but I paid my school loans off by saving money while working a part time job getting paid minimum wage. I did not go to some community college either. I had no idea that this is what straight guys do to get money. And id say his fiance is either 1) mentally retarded or 2) has a bigger weener than him.

    • John Plant

      he did 16 movies ok SIXTEEN and in most of he took it from the other guy. hmmm straight DUE NO!gay maybe not. but he sure as he’ll liked something about it he did sixteen movies and was f——– in the a– he wasn’t just there for the money

  • mmachoman

    I’d LMAO if he wins via triangle. Tapping out to gay balls in your face. Haha… hilarious.

  • Booker T

    All the gay guys will be watching mma now yelling “wrestle,wrestle,wrestle” all the while beatin tha meat.Hopefully they have a referee stand them up a little quicker.

  • opposition13

    Hey thanks for erasing my prior posts, it just shows how much of a piece of turd you are towards Faber….